Feb 27, 2014


As of today, February 27th 2014, we are back up to 12 frames on the latest attempt to get 36 Photographers and Photo-Editors on 1 roll of film.

Below are the results of the recent attempt at 36Frames…with 22 images taken. I processed the film last week and here are the images from that roll.

Frame Number 1 - Michel Gravel

Frame Number 2 - John Mahoney

Frame Number 3 - Paul Chaisson

Frame Number 4 - Gordon Beck

Frame Number 5 - Rod MacIvor

Frame Number 6 - Barry Gray

Frame Number 7 - Hugh Wesley

Frame Number 8 - Andrew Stawicki

Frame Number 9 - Gail Harvey

Frame Number 10 - Dave Cooper

Frame Number 11 - Norm Betts

Frame Number 12 - Peter Bregg

Frame Number 13 - Doug Ball

Frame Number 14 - Hans Deryk

Frame Number 15 - Dick Loek

Frame Number 16 - Jac Holland

Frame Number 17 - Peter Robertson

Frame Number 18 - Boris Spremo

Frame Number 19 - Yuri Dojc

Frame Number 20 - Bill Majesky

Frame Number 21 - Erin Elder

Frame Number 22 - The Frame That Ended This Attempt

Jan 1, 2014

Hello to Friends, Family, Fellow Photographers, Photo Editors, Photo-Collectors, Lovers of Film and Analogue:
In January of 2012, on a day where Kodak officially declared bankruptcy, I officially announced the launch of my 36Frames Project. This had been 3 years in the making and that day seemed the right time to launch.
A few years ago I started reflecting on my 35 year career and of all the Canadian Photographers, Photojournalists, and Photo Editors that had influenced my work and my life. Some I worked with for many years, some I rubbed shoulders with, others I have yet to meet. I might have been inspired by their work or advice… or it might have been a simple act of kindness to a young photographer growing up in Toronto. The resulting group make up the participants of this project.

One camera; One roll of Tri-X; 36 Self portraits by some of Canada's best photojournalists and photo-editors: roughly 1000 years of combined experience. All on 1 roll of uncut film and when processed will be impossible to replicate digitally. This is a celebration of film, of analogue, of life and....of Kodak.Once the camera is returned, I will drink 2 shots of Vodka to calm my nerves, then hand-process the film. That will be video-taped.
A monograph will be created with all 36 self portraits; the roll of UN-CUT film will framed, backlit and mounted; a traveling show will result and and hopefully this project will help support Canada's photojournalism programs.
Thanks to everyone and wish us luck!
Best Regards

Peter Martin

(P.S. The 37th Frame will be dedicated to the memory of Toronto Star photographer Frank Lennon...who gave an awe-struck and very nervous 16 year old a guided tour of the Star darkrooms...many years ago).