This blog, Photobooth Journal, was originally started to document a collection of photobooth photos that make up a photographic journal of my life.
The series starts with one photo taken on a trip to Melbourne shopping Mecca, Chadstone Shopping Centre in 1973, when I was 11 years old. The project is now entering its 43rd year.
Old chemical process booths are my favourite places to pose for a snap. They are still occasionally found around Melbourne but are harder and harder to locate, further and further away from where I live. Therefore I am not averse to slipping behind the curtains of a digital booth when the opportunity presents itself.
My collection includes photos of myself, friends and family in booths in Australia and around the world.
Rather than not include the many photos I have with people with whom I am no longer in touch and who I feel may be sensitive, I have decided to pixelate some faces. I wish to stay true to making this blog a document of the complete series by including all the photos, but without causing any upset.
My aim is to publish all the booth pictures of me alone and with others, in chronological order. The stories that accompany the photographs are less important than the images themselves, and are mainly there to contextualise where and when the photos were taken.
The series can be seen in reverse order in my archives under the category Photobooth 41 Year Project (Archive) on the main page of this blog or click here. The archive will need to remain perpetually with the title Photobooth 41 Year Project as to change it would mean changing every link, in every post, every year from now on. Unfortunately, I am not up to that challenge!
Katherine Anne Griffiths