Sunday, May 16, 2010


Photobooth images have been ruminating in my brain, ohhhh, since last September, easily. These palm-sized portraits are so joyous, often without inhibition. Sit. Smile. FLASH!

Anatol Josepho (Anatol Josephewitz), a Jewish immigrant to the US from Siberia, invented and patented the first fully-functioning photobooth in New York City in 1925. A few years later, he was paid one million dollars for his invention, giving half of this large sum to charity. Josepho continued his philanthropic ways after his move to Los Angeles, along with his actress-wife, Ganna, and their growing family. He died in L.A. in 1980.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


The moment he walked into the café, he coup de foudre'ed for her something serious.

As she placed the coffee in front of him, it was all he could do from planting a big one, smack on her lips....

...ahhh, love.

*There are 3 references to coffee in this collage - can you figure out what and where they are?

(˙ɹǝʇןıɟ ǝǝɟɟoɔ ɐ :ʇɹıʞs ɹǝɥ ˙3 ʇǝʞɔɐd ɹɐƃns ɐzzɐʌɐן :ʇɹıɥs sıɥ ˙2 „ǝsןǝ ʇɐɥʍ„ 'pɐ ossǝɹdsǝu :sʇuɐd sıɥ ˙1)*