Kodachrome is to Be No More
Kodachrome Film Will No Longer Be Processed
Some of my favorite photos of skateboarders, bands, motorcycle enthusiasts , and
awkward family photos were shoot with Kodachrome. It just had that "look"
Times are changing and technology often changes the way we do things. Kodachrome film is the latest to be a victim of advancing technology. On Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, the last remaining lab in the world to process Kodachrome film, located in Parsons, Kansas, ceased processing this once-popular form of capturing the lives and images of many around the world.
Yeap, i knew about this also and i bought lots of Kodak rolls so i can keep making pictures with my analoge cameras. But i think it always will be some freaks that has some films in storage :P
For now... RIP Kodak!!!
momma don't take my kodachrome away.
Dwayne's Photo is the only place that I trust with developing my rolls of film. Technology may have won this battle but they haven't won the war!!
thanks for all the great inspiration Happy new year
Sad read it the other day,truley the end of an era!
Last roll: http://tinyurl.com/258zjp2
It's a heartbreaker. The thought that crossed my mind when I first heard about the death of Kodachrome was, "What's next on the chopping block?" Next thing you know, Ilford will kill its production of b/w. I shoot film and digital. I still love film because of the physical process you have to go through to see your work to its end. You get a more satisfying sense of accomplishment when you've done the processing and printing yourself.
Inland Trust, thanks for posting that link. Some great photos on that last roll. I'm a lousy photographer, but follow the connection to working on old bikes: The process thrills us, just as much as the results do.
Problem is, all these "technological advancements" are not really advancements.
Remember when microwaves came out, "they cook the food, not the container"? Sure they do; that's why you burn your hand when you heat up a burrito and take the dish out without an oven mitt, not to mention the center of the burrito is still frozen!!!!
Remember when they replaced vinyl and tape with albums on CD's? -yes, children, it's still an album no matter what it's recorded on- Supposed to sound better, but right away people thought the digital sound was tinny, not as warm as real sound. Gee, you mean a computer translating numbers into sound is not as good as actual sound? Who'da thunk it?
When cable came about, the picture was supposed to be so much better after being compressed to run through a wire into your TV, but when the cable went out we were always amazed how much better the picture was when transmitted through the air on the old antenna technology.
Now you've got digital TV and film, which is just a bunch of little colored blocks that a computer arranges to look like a picture, and it's supposed to be better.
Modern technology is no longer about being better. It's about being cheaper.
Well, vinyl is making a comeback, microwaves never totally replaced ovens and grills, and digital TV reception is so shitty that it might never be accepted...
Maybe Kodachrome isn't gone forever.
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