In this second instalment of Donna’s photobooth story we see her above, with two unidentified friends in a strip that was over-exposed due to the over-close proximity of the two faces at the front, to the flash.

While the quality of the strip isn’t great, it is part of Donna’s story and charming for the joy these girls exhibit in each other’s company. I love the typical 1970s haircuts on all three of them. Having been a child of the 70s and endured this type of “do” myself, I hope this fashion will never, ever be repeated!

All the photos were taken somewhere in the USA but none of them are dated, however I believe that they are chronologically after the photos in Part 1. The girl at the back of this threesome appears in a long series of booth pics to come soon, but unfortunately is not identified in any of the them.

The photos below, came from the same album in which Donna had mounted photos of herself and her friends. I would assume that at least one of these boys is a younger brother to her. I do love the Sharpie haircut on the boy at the back but then again could it be a girl? Sometimes I feel so clueless on gender identification!

Donna is photographed with many boyfriends and girlfriends over 4 years from 1969 to 1973 in a large series of photobooth photos which I will continue to share with you in the coming weeks.




22 December 1999, Kilkenny, Ireland

I celebrated my birthday that year with a night in Kilkenny and a visit to its famous castle. It was a surprise to find a working photobooth located at McDonagh Station, as Kilkenny is a small town and Ireland has never been awash with them.

These come from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here.



This is a page from Meags Fitzgerald’s book Photobooth A Biography, which I recently reviewed in this post. As you can see, I made it into the book as did some other enthusiasts and artists involved with photobooth photo making, collecting and preservation.

Below is the original photo from which Meags did her drawing of me. It was taken in Chapel Street in Prahran, Melbourne on 11 August 2011.

In the coming weeks I will showcase some of the work of the other people pictured here. I am looking forward to sharing their works with you.



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