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 46th year.
Old chemical process booths are my favourite places to pose for a snap. To my knowledge there are now only two of these booths left in Melbourne. Unfortunately, they are both a long way 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.
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 under the category Photobooth 45 Year Project (Archive) on the right hand side of the main page of this blog, under the Categories heading. I’ve previously had trouble with re-labelling the categories, so it might just continue to say 45 Year Project for years to come!
Katherine Anne Griffiths (but call me Kate)
(Updated January 2018)