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My Favorite Things: Kodachrome Film.

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Paul Simon wrote a song about how his mom was going to take away his Kodachrome…

And then in 2011, that bitch took it the fuck away.

The last Kodachrome film will be processed by Dwayne’s Photo lab in Parsons, Kansas and the cut off to get film to them is high noon on December 30th. I’m planning a road trip out there right now to shoot along the way and hand off my last precious rolls of the best silver recipe ever.

I’m about half way through my stash and will be glad to get back any results at all. I don’t care if it’s going to cost me an arm and a leg, I’m just happy to be shooting film. But happy in that bittersweet way because I know that after December, I will never see another new thing that I’ve shot on Kodachrome ever again.

I just don’t think it will mean as much to me to work my way through my stash of 200t EXR film with its delicate pastels or my 800t Vision film with its giant grain structure. Kodachrome will be something I tell my grand kids about while they are all watching holographic HD 3D projections spring up from their pocket sized iThings… that is if we still use pockets by then.


Would have looked better on Kodachrome…


Written by photokevo

December 3, 2010 at 2:26 am

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