In March of 2012, Esteban Pastorino Diaz was awarded the Guinness World Record for creating the Longest Photographic Negative, producing a negative of 39.54 meters or 129 feet and 8.69 inches in length. That is longer than 9.04 meters or 29.66 feet more than the previous world record. The photograph was taken on the morning of, Sunday, June 13, 2010 through the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Having a background in engineering, Pastorino has been building his own cameras since the late 1990’s. For this particular endeavor, Pastorino constructed a 360 degree rotating camera made of high impact black plastic and an old pentax film camera that he retrofitted and mounted to his car.
For his record shattering project, Pastorino plotted a route through Buenos Aires, from Moreno to 983, continuing through 9th Ave around the Obelisk and past President Roque Saenz Peña Avenue. Then towards Plaza de Mayo, continuing to Hipolito Yrigoyen Avenue La Rabida and ending on Avenida Leandro N. Alem behind the Casa Rosada. The route took 14 minutes and 45 seconds, the camera rotated 97 and a half times on its axis throughout the route.
Since submitting for the Guinness World Record, Pastorino has already broken his previous achievement. In 2011, Pastorino photographed the New York Marathon, exposing over 1000 feet of film.