We all knew this day would arrive: when the iconic Kodachrome film would be retired. This film that has been with us for 74 years is intertwined with the very fabric of our photographic history, images, and emotions. Last week I was invited to a “secret” meeting at Kodak to hear the news and to discuss the future of film in our industry. There were 3 other industry experts in attendance:
- Daniel Bayer of The Kodachrome Project
- Josh Root of Photo.net
- Scott Sheppard of Inside Media Networks
After leaving the meeting I do feel convinced as to Kodak’s ongoing support for film photography and the belief that both film and digital should coexist… it’s best for the photographic industry… with a capital letter “P”.
Listen to the audio-blog portion of this post by clicking on the audio logo to hear a 10 minute conversation between Stephen Schaub and Eve Ogden Schaub with further insights on this mission to Kodak and what it all really means.
And what post on Kodachrome would be complete without the required Paul Simon song…
PS- there is even a state park named for Kodachrome:
Here is a link to the sole processing facility for Kodachrome films… I’m sending some this week!
Click here for the official Kodachrome retirement press release from Kodak.
Viva la Revolution- Stephen