An extremely rare, cult photo book – one of the first to gather together an archive of found images, in this case discarded photo booth snaps retrieved by Jewell in London and Brighton in the 1970s.
"What Jewell collected were the discarded prints scattered in the vicinity of the booth, rejected presumably through disappointment at the machine's implacably objective results. The picture's framing and the machine's timing were often frustratingly out of synchronization with the subject. The flash would fire when the sitter as adjusting the rising seat or background curtain, or would malfunction just when the sitter had positioned him or herself in eager anticipation. Many thwarted customers angrily rejected the machine's efforts and threw them away, but not before tearing or defacing their own images in a curious form of self-mutilation, the state in which Jewell found many of the discards.” (Martin Parr and Gerry Badger)
self published in a revised edition of 1000 copies in December 1981, this copy brand new and signed and labeled on the inside page.