Wednesday, 30 January 2019

WOYWW #504

Hello Fellow Deskers,

I'm slightly late to the party but better late than never :o) Somehow it got to be Wednesday again already so it's time to link up over at Julia's Stamping Ground and see what everyone's been up to this week. Here's my desk this morning ...


I'm between projects, so it looks kinda tidy-ish. From left to right, you can see my iPad (essential for binge-watching, currently Les Mis on BBC iPlayer), some new stamp and die storage folders above that, my just-finished page for this week's Wanderlust 2019 lesson, a curious little book I found yesterday in a charity shop and my habitual black coffee.

The book was a real find, here's a closer look at the cover ...


One of the pages at the front was missing, so I went online to see if I could find out what it said. I didn't find the missing page yet, but I did discover that this was a collection of "found" photos from photo booths, put together by an artist called Dick Jewell (sounds like some kind of exotic body piercing doesn't it?!), which he self-published in very limited numbers in 1978 and again in 1980. The whole book is full of page after page of gems like these ...


I find it totally fascinating and I think these pictures would make really cool focal points for various projects. Apparently, if this copy was in much better nick and maybe even numbered or signed, it might be worth a lot of money, but I'm actually glad it's a gnarly copy as I really want to keep it :o)

Ok, time to pop over to Julia's and link up now, see you there!

Love Annie xxx

7 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Annie, I got here via a previous link up as this week's isn't working. Love the book. Better than the Tim Holtz photo booth cards! Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Helen Wallace said...

What a great find with all those wonderful images to plunder fro your projects. Love your clean patch in the middle. I've not thought of using can iPad to binge watch whilst crafting...Hmmm...that takes multi tasking to a whole new level.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, something wrong with your link this week. What an amazing find that book is, I'm sure you'll get loads of use from it. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Fascinating information about that book, Annie! What a find! I take it these photos have all been rejected, torn into pieces and left behind in photo booth? What an interesting idea to turn them into a book. -- I don't think I could drink my coffee without milk, although it does have the advantage of not having to worry about running out of milk, which is a constant issue in our house! Have a lovely week! xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorr.y I’m late! Corrected the link, again, sorry to be late doin git. Your desk is so light and airy looking. I’m fascinated by the phot booth book...what a curious thing - it throws so many quaestio s up for me! How many photo booths did he lurk by waiting for the unclaimed pics? presumably then, permissions weren’t needed back in the 70s and 80s, and how do you get your pics taken and then NOT get them from the machine!!! Oh I can see you using these.

Angela Radford said...

What a brilliant book, loving the photos. Have a great week and a happy belated woyww, Angela x15x

Marit said...

OOOOOHHHH, I'm in LOVE with your new found book, that will be awesome to use for projects! I love visiting second hand stores and flee markets, always looking for treasures. You found a big one, enjoy!!! Happy - belated - woyww and have a good weekend! Love from Holland, Marit #18