Jun 7, 2012


As I feared would happen, we had a small glitch in Montreal and had to start over. This means our first two photographers (Gary Hershorn (Global Sports Photo Editor for Reuters in New York), and Denis Paquin (Deputy DOP at Associated Press in New York) will have to redo their photos in New York after the camera returns from Canada.

The good news is we now have 6 frames exposed and the camera will be moving on to Toronto in the next few weeks, before heading out west.
I am encouraging all participating photographers to take some behind the scenes images that will become part of the book and I’ve started posting some of these images on the website: www.36frames.ca.

Thanks again to everyone for the amazing response and show of interest in this project. I’ve received notes of encouragement from scores of people in 12 countries.

I’ll send occasional updates as the camera makes its way across the country.

Best Regards

Peter Martin
The 36Frames camera on display at the world famous Houston FotoFest back in March 2012.

Retired UPI and Ottawa Citizen photographer Rod MacIvor shows off his serious side. MacIvor's photo of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau carrying his son Justin under his arm was voted in the top ten Photo's That Changed Canada.

The Master himself, Gordon Beck of the Montreal Gazette, attaches the cable release to the 36Frames Nikkormat

Montreal LaPresse Icon Michel Gravel prepares to expose his frame, the first on the 36Frames roll.

Montreal Gazette Photographer John Mahoney prepares to take his self-portrait at Wilensky's, a lunch counter opened in 1932 and immortalized in Mordecai Richler's novel The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz.

After a small glitch in Montreal, we have to start over and re-load the original roll of Tri-X. My old friend Jean Bardaji from Camtec Photo supplies the second, and hopefully last, roll of Tri-X for this project.

The case arrives in the Big Apple

The case heads to New York on an early morning train to Penn Station

36Frames Case