Let it go. Let it happen, let it happen.


Mr. Means cut off his braids a few months before receiving his cancer diagnosis. It was, he said in an interview last October, a gesture of mourning for his people. In Lakota lore, he explained, the hair holds memories, and mourners often cut it to release those memories, and the people in them, to the spirit world.

Mr. Means cut off his braids a few months before receiving his cancer diagnosis. It was, he said in an interview last October, a gesture of mourning for his people. In Lakota lore, he explained, the hair holds memories, and mourners often cut it to release those memories, and the people in them, to the spirit world.





Harry Savides — fearless, idiosyncratic and unflinchingly honest cinematographer — passed this week at 55. His work with Coppola, Allen, Van Sant and Fincher, to name a few, was indisputably the finest of his generation, and his was a painfully talented lens and heart we hate to lose.


Shots from Zodiac, Elephant, Greenberg and Somewhere.

Harry Savides — fearless, idiosyncratic and unflinchingly honest cinematographer — passed this week at 55. His work with Coppola, Allen, Van Sant and Fincher, to name a few, was indisputably the finest of his generation, and his was a painfully talented lens and heart we hate to lose.

Shots from Zodiac, Elephant, Greenberg and Somewhere.


New York art and performance icon Steve Ben Israel of the Living Theater passed recently. He will be sorely missed.


Miss Peaches, the only woman on earth who could make a cardigan hot. We’ll miss you a lot.


Rest in peace, Vicki Marlane — the longest-standing drag queen in San Francisco. The Girl with the Liquid Spine, you will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace, Vicki Marlane — the longest-standing drag queen in San Francisco. The Girl with the Liquid Spine, you will be sorely missed.


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


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