Kodachrome RIP : Part Deux

We’ve had a couple of friends send in their favorite Kodachrome shots in response to our recent post about ol’ Koda hittin’ the dust. Feel free to send yours in, too. We want to wallow for a while longer…

Hey, I think this is from the last role of Kodachrome ever shot (with my favorite camera). It’s of the Bradbury Building, which was featured in three of my favorite LA films - Chinatown, Double Indemnity, and most notably Bladerunner.
Steve

 

So damn sad about the film being discontinued. I guess all we’re left with now is an iphone app that dreams of reproducing the real thing. I’ve attached a few of my grandparent’s shots that I found while digging through old photos at their house. That’s my grandfathers Dodge driving through a redwood in NorCal in 1955. The other is my great grandmother and her sister sometime in the 51. Since there are no time machines (yet) it’s my goal to make a feature film someday that looks and feels like living in a Kodachrome world. Look forward to staying at one of your fine hotels in the near future.
Cheers, Andrew T. Maness


We bow our heads in reverence to Kodachrome film’s 74 years as a photography icon. Only one remaining lab in the world still processes Kodachrome, and they will run their last prints this December. April Rocha, a devotee of Kodachrome and other endangered and nearly-extinct forms of photography, sent this shot to us and delivered the sad news. Maybe you remember photographer Steve McCurry, whose portrait of Sharbat Gula, or the "Afghan Girl," graced the cover of a 1984 National Geographic. Steve requested that Kodak allow him to shoot the last roll of 36 frames it would manufacture, and vowed to document the entire life of the roll. "It’s definitely the end of an era,” he said. “It has such a wonderful color palette … a poetic look, not particularly garish or cartoonish, but wonderful, true colors.”
If you have any Kodachrome shots you’d like to share with us, send them our way and we’ll post them on the blog. If you haven’t processed them yet, better send them to Dwayne’s posthaste.
Kodachrome, we’re not worthy. Here’s to a more patient, flawed, passionate and saturated age.
Photo of Ace Hotel Palm Springs by our friend April Rocha

We bow our heads in reverence to Kodachrome film’s 74 years as a photography icon. Only one remaining lab in the world still processes Kodachrome, and they will run their last prints this December. April Rocha, a devotee of Kodachrome and other endangered and nearly-extinct forms of photography, sent this shot to us and delivered the sad news. Maybe you remember photographer Steve McCurry, whose portrait of Sharbat Gula, or the "Afghan Girl," graced the cover of a 1984 National Geographic. Steve requested that Kodak allow him to shoot the last roll of 36 frames it would manufacture, and vowed to document the entire life of the roll. "It’s definitely the end of an era,” he said. “It has such a wonderful color palette … a poetic look, not particularly garish or cartoonish, but wonderful, true colors.”

If you have any Kodachrome shots you’d like to share with us, send them our way and we’ll post them on the blog. If you haven’t processed them yet, better send them to Dwayne’s posthaste.

Kodachrome, we’re not worthy. Here’s to a more patient, flawed, passionate and saturated age.

Photo of Ace Hotel Palm Springs by our friend April Rocha


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