FOR THOSE WHO REMEMBER THE WONDER OF KODACHROME — AND FOR YOU NEWCOMERS…


Only within the last couple of years has digital been able to approach the color and grain of the first truly useable color transparency film.

The last roll of Kodachrome was given by Kodak  to photographer Steve McCurry in 2010, with the resulting images featured in Vanity Fair.  Here’s a link to the last photographs ever made on Kodachrome.

You can read more at McCurry’s blog .

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

4 thoughts on “FOR THOSE WHO REMEMBER THE WONDER OF KODACHROME — AND FOR YOU NEWCOMERS…”

  1. One of the last Kodachrome videos, frame by frame

    vimeo.com/42921707

    El Ray & the Kodachrome Wipeout

  2. Oh, the memories…

    I believe film photography will occupy a firm niche, much like vinyl records. Those with an artistic sensibility will continue to use it if a company can stay in business.

    1. I think the intrinsic artistic potential of digital is far greater than that of analog photography. That said, the purist in me mourns for Kodachrome, although I hated darkroom work of all kinds. Somehow Photoshop, although an art in itself, always seems a bit like cheating.

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