This blog, Photobooth Journal, was originally started to document a collection of photobooth photos that make up a photographic journal of my life. It has since expanded to include photos from my collection of found photos from Australia and around the world.
The journal 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 in its 47th year.
Old chemical process booths are my favourite places to pose for a snap. To my knowledge there is now only one of these booths left in Melbourne. Unfortunately, it is 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 journal collection includes photos of myself with 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 (Please call me Kate)
(Updated October 2019)