All in a day’s work

 

Legendary Canadian photojournalist and photo editor Bob Carroll remembers some of the more interesting events that happened during his early days as a wire service photographer.

 

In the 60’s, working and learning from Montreal Star photogs, I was using a Nikon 35mm camera borrowed from a staffer. I dropped in some film and went about taking pictures for the day.

The next day, the photog asked me if I needed more film or if was I finished. So I brought the camera back. He went to unload it and he noticed that the film tension hadn’t moved too far.
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Commando Printing

Wire service photographer Andy Clark recalls how he and colleague Doug Ball made prints, in a hotel bathroom, without a functioning enlarger.

 

Many years ago, back in the last century when wire photographers had to carry portable darkrooms and analogue print transmitters, myself, at the time with United Press Canada, and Doug Ball, who was with The Canadian Press, set off to cover one of many foreign trips (then) Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau took each year. This particular trip was departing just after the New Year in 1982 and it began in Austria and continued on to Algeria, Nigeria, Brazil and finally home.
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