Sep 19, 2015

7 Years Later...

October  2019

I launched this project in January 2012…just over 7 years ago. In June of that same year, after 6 frames, a glitch forced a re-start with a new roll of film.

In July 2013 after 18 months on the road and 22 frames, one of our participants inadvertently tripped the camera shutter without being in the photo. So...the camera went back to Montreal to re-start a third time with a blank roll of film.

We have now reached 28 frames with the 29th about to be taken by Photographer Douglas Kirkland in the Hollywood Hills. I will pick up the camera from him then start planning to move it to western Canada… then back to Toronto then Portugal and finally returning to Toronto for the 37th and final frame.


After my return from the UK on the 9th of March 2020 I had planned to drive to Toronto on the 14th then get on the VIA Canadian train to Vancouver on the 15th. I would have arrived on the 19th with the 36Frames camera then driven to Victoria BC for 4 nights. During that time I was going to meet with Andy Clark, Don Denton and Ted Grant and have them each do their self-portrait. This would have taken us to Frame 33. Due to the Corona-Virus outbreak those plans were shelved and now postponed to the fall of 2020.

Nick Park, who created the Wallace & Gromit series, took 7 years to complete his first 24-minute animated feature "Grand Day Out". It earned him an Oscar nomination.

I have received great support and understanding from everyone involved… with some praising my patience and doubting my sanity…which has always been in doubt.

Thanks again to everyone!
Peter Martin



January 2012 -      Camera goes to New York for the first two of 36Frames


March 2012 -         Camera goes on display at the world renowned Houston FotoFest


April 2012 -           Camera moves to Montreal 


June 2012 -           Glitch forces re-start of project in Montreal


July 2012 -            Camera moves to Ottawa 

September 2012 -  Camera moves to Toronto

July 2013 -            Glitch forces 2nd restart.        


August 2013 -        Camera back in Montreal, moves to Ottawa 


September 2013 -  Camera in Brockville, Ontario


September 2013 -  Camera moves back to Toronto


November 2015 -   The 23rd frame is taken 


January 2016 -       The 24th frame is taken 


April 2016 -           The 25th frame is taken 


December 2016 -   Camera moves to Newark New Jersey


March 2017 -         The 26th frame is taken


April 2017 -           Camera moves to New York City


May 2017 -            The 27th frame is taken


January 2019 -       The 28th frame is taken 


August 2019 -        Pick up camera from New York City


September 2019 -   Fly to Los Angeles to have the 29th frame taken




1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Peter! What an endeavor! Can't wait to see the photos.