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The amazing story of the Snorkelling Cat

June 25, 2009 by admin

Camera 166 has very kindly learned how to type, and told us of its whereabouts today, via Jenniefer D‘s email account:

Hi Cam166 here, Jenniefer D has given me permission to use her email address to let you know what I’ve been up to…

Well, I was born in Rhodes Harbour, Greece and promptly got on a ferry to Symi. Beautiful place it is too. Here are a few snaps of where I’ve been…I even made friends with a snorkelling cat, although she seemed half asleep so not much conversation had there. Anyway, I managed to escape from my owner and am now with another lovely lady called Gabby at a hotel called ‘iapetos village’. Gabby has promised me that she will be sending me to America!! (that’s me in the bag with Gabby – much too hot for that kind of treatment…) I do hope I get there…always wanted to see the Big Apple. Hope you like my attempt at artistic shots?

Thanks to Camera 166, follow its continuing journey over at the camera tracker page.

Cameras start their journey to Greenland

June 19, 2009 by admin

Kangerlussuaq

Sally R. has four our of cameras, and is today starting her journey to Greenland to spend a few weeks out on the ice sheets doing hydrological research. We’re going to be following her journey as far as possible, and letting you know about the cameras which get handed out.

Sally says:

I have attached a Google Earth image of our trip, we are being picked up in Kangerlussuaq, and are camping out in the middle of the white bit next to a blue bit :)

We’ve added the cameras all starting in Swansea today so you can follow the journey, and as we know more about each one, we’ll post them to the site.

Camera 159
Camera 160
Camera 161
Camera 162

You can also keep track on the blog and twitter.

The Ridiculant

June 18, 2009 by admin

Apologies for taking our time in posting this – but here is the article which recently featured in the UK newspaper The Metro. You can click through the image above and read the full version at flickr.

We’ve had a great response from people who’ve seen the article in the Metro from all around the UK, and the article featured one of the images from Camera 47.

You can see the article online also at http://theridiculant.metro.co.uk/2009/05/lose-your-camera-and-watch-it-travel-the-world.html

Possible Camera 32 contender?

June 8, 2009 by admin

If you’ve been following the project, you’ll know that one of our cameras has already made its way to Everest Basecamp with Monika A. a few months ago, and we’ve had a number of great suggestions from people as to where we could drop cameras for the coveted ‘Camera 32‘ title. One of the possible Camera 32 entrants is Sally R. who will be travelling to the Arctic later this month, with a couple of our cameras in tow. We’re going to be following Sally’s trip to the north of the planet via the blog and camera page once it has been setup. Here is a little bit on Sally’s trip.

We will fly via Copenhagen to Greenland where we are being airlifted by helicopter to the ice sheets to camp out and do hydrological field work. Along the way we will be staying at an international scientific research station in the Arctic, and also a youth hostel for a few days at the end of the trip in Kangerlussuaq in West Greenland while we do a bit of kayaking, hiking etc. It was here that I thought there would be good opportunity to leave/pass on cameras to interesting people.

Really looking forward to hearing from Sally on her journey, and a little more about what she does over the course of the next few months.

“the uniqueness of every experience captured randomly”

June 1, 2009 by admin

Dominique emailed us today to ask to create her own camera, along with these kind words about the project:

I have read about your project in a local freesheet. Straight away I thought it is an amazing idea. People move about and see things that can be never passed onto someone else, they can never share the experience with anybody- the disposable memories…I work in a photoshop and see hundreds of photos every day; photos that have little soul and matter to few people.

Your project brings back the uniqueness of every experience captured randomly and shared with those who believe their memory will return and will be seen by many.

Thanks Domi, you sum up the project so well, and we’re really glad to have you as part of our community. Looking forward to hearing about your camera!

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