Dick Jewell’s Film – Katherine Griffiths 1973 – …..

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I have written about Dick Jewell previously on this blog. In 2011/2012 we worked together on a film of my photobooth photos. With so many recent new subscribers I thought I would republish the story of how we came to collaborate and show you the finished film again.

In 1978, the young British photographer and photobooth artist, Dick Jewell, self-published a small book Found Photos, a collection of photobooth images that had been thrown away or torn up by the people in the photos. There was also a revised edition printed in 1980.

Early in 2011, having realised I would never be able to afford a copy of this very rare book, (it can go for up to $2000 on Ebay), I wrote to Dick to ask if he had any plans to reprint it. Unfortunately the answer was no, however in the course of our conversation, I mentioned my own collection, which piqued his interest.

Over the next few months I scanned all the photobooth photos from my lifetime collection and slowly forwarded them to Dick in London. in May 2012 the film was finished. You can view it below. Also below are some examples of the found photos from Dick’s book. Enjoy!

 

Katherine Griffiths 1973 – ….. (14 mins 41 secs) Dick Jewell 2012

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27 comments
  1. Pernmoot said:

    Amazing!!!! Love it.

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        • It was a “Buy It Now” listing. I have no idea if anyone actually bought it for that much, but that was the asking price for one copy about 3 years ago. I bid on one that went for around 800 pounds around the same time.

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  2. John said:

    Wow, fantastic! So fun with all the different expressions and how your hair styles change. So pretty!

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    • Maybe he will one day. I have a monograph of his work that has most of the photos from the original book in reproduction, so that is better than nothing, I guess.

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  3. Lisa said:

    one of my favorites of you is the one photo with your hand in front of your face, as if you are blocking a bright flash. i love the editing in this, it’s wonderful! the author was ahead of his time, publishing found photos.

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    • He is a very clever artist and all his work seems to me to be breaking new ground. Thanks for the comment and for looking at the film, Lisa.

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  4. …what a joy!…what a collection!… This is just wonderful, Katherine!! (…smiling and smiling…)

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  5. gretafrancis2011 said:

    Great to see it again, Kath. You could add more to it by now, I bet.

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  6. John said:

    I watched this 14 minute movie again, so fun!! ❤️

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      • John said:

        You are welcome!! It’s so interesting how the human face can convey so many different emotions. And how is it possible that we all look different? I have not been able to find my doppelganger as yet… 🙂

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