London Fancy Dress – 21 June 2002


21 June  2002, Leicester, UK

While living in Leicester I made the most of its proximity to London by visiting there as often as I could.

This photo strip was taken at Leicester train station when I was on my way to my cousin Rachel’s home for a fancy dress party. I hasten to add that I was not in costume for this photo strip.

The last photo in this strip is one of my favourites.  I was trying to emulate the reproductions one sees of movie stars’ high school yearbook photos – daft and self-conscious. I think I did it really well.

Many of the photos in this long series are unremarkable. They make up a photographic album of my adult life, which gives me a lot of pleasure as I add each new photo to the collection. I also love the memories they bring back, when I write about them for this blog.

This strip of photos comes from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here. I am still adding to this project using mostly digital booths to create the images. The project is now close to entering its 44th year.



  1. nakki Goranin said:

    You never age!! Sweet Bird of Youth….

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks Nakki! I do like the way a booth pic irons out all the creases with its theatrical lighting.


  2. John said:

    These are great photos Katherine, you are so pretty ❤️😍

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks John. Maybe I was pretty but this is fourteen years ago! Hope you are travelling well. 💋


  3. Brett said:

    Fun strip — all terrific! The backstory on the last pic is amusing and your pose is spot on. 🙂

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    • Thanks Brett. The funny thing is I didn’t make notes about the pose, I just remember being so pleased with the way it turned out!


  4. Yes, the Last ohne is great. You look like someone opened the curtain of the photo booth.. ..and you went like ‘who are you?’ 😃😉

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  5. Ralph said:

    Awww. You are so pretty Kate. BTW if you can’t afford a comb I’ll brush your hair for you 😀 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. elmediat said:

    It is a delightful sequence. 🙂

    You are now forevermore linked with glurge mirinogs. See post – Beyond Blinge Flinschers. 🙂

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