Do you remember the film Amélie? There was a craze for collecting old discarded photographs from photobooths at the time. Way before that, in 1973, Katherine Anne Griffiths took her first photobooth picture at the age of 11. Since then, she’s been documenting her life through photo booth pictures. Photobooth Journal is both her personal photographic journal and a blog for lovers of photo booth photography, with many gems from the past.
Can you imagine making a living out of sniffing armpits? Well, probably you can’t. Yet there are people who do that: they are called ‘odour judges’ and they’re among us, just like condom testers, dinosaur bones dusters and other unbelievable but real jobs. Photographer Nancy Rica Schiff sought them out and captured them in action for her book Odd Jobs – Portraits of Unusual Occupations. Flip through the pages and I’m sure you will want more of your boring office life.
Gary Isaacs takes moody analog photos using original equipment from yesteryear. In his opinion, ‘photography isn’t about cameras and lenses … [and] your taste is a lot more important than technique’. His photos are treasures for lovers of vintage photography.