Monday, July 26, 2010

Mama Don't Take My Kodachrome Away

In a pretty standard business-type news story, Kodak is ceasing production of their famous Kodachrome film, no doubt due to all those damn kids with their "digital" cameras and smartphones and damn hip hop music.

In a more interesting news story, however, Kodak is giving the final roll ever produced to famous photographer Steve McMurry to use and the resulting photos will be published in National Geographic.

The best bit of the story: in a not-at-all ironic twist, because he did not want to waste any of the pictures on that final roll, McMurray used a digital camera to take every shot first to make sure he was getting the image he wanted. But time keeps turning, seasons come and go, further cliches about the passage of time, etc.

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