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Dec 31, 2010

The Last Roll of Kodachrome Film Ever Will Be Developed Today

Even if you don't give two f-stops about analog photography, it's always good to respect our elders. So today, we pour one out for Kodak's legendarily beautiful Kodachrome film, which after today, in Parsons, Kansas, will never be processed again.

Kodachrome, which Kodak stopped manufacturing last year, has been prized by the world's most eminent photographers for its beauty and refinement—the way it captures light and color is unlike anything else, and has made possible some of photography's greatest visions..

Despite having the bejeezus knocked out of it by digital, the singular beauty of analog photography should never be forgotten—and thanks to groups like the 1,668 member strong Kodachrome Flickr pool, it probably won't be.

16 comments:

cooperlife said...

put it up in the museums alongside the Polaroid camera.

NeedlessToSay said...

Reading this makes me feel old.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Do you think it'll be pr0n?

Teutorix said...

Happy New Year!

MRanthrope said...

end of an era I suppose?

This is not a blog said...

:'(

Les said...

We do have to be willing to give up the old and unwieldy, no matter how much we love it. That's evolution.

Vapor said...

I played some Simon and Garfunkel in remembrance.

Pawawanpi said...

I wonder what it will be. I hope it's something awesome.

Mister Sharaf said...

one era has come to end

happy new year

mrecan said...

aaww this is sad

Bargain Hunter said...

Wow I almost forgot about those rolls! Happy New Year =)

Josh Tree said...

Wow old school. Supported

MrRager! said...

crazy. supporting :)

Shelby Fox said...

Ah, I read about this in the newspaper today. I didn't know how influential this film was until it was discontinued. The end of an era, no doubt.

HiFi said...

The evolution of photography. You will be missed. Happy New year!