My cousin emailed me today with a link to a story about one of my favorite things in this world, Kodachrome. Earlier in the year Kodak decided to phase out the colorful film in lieu of other varieties and to streamline their production. While I don’t ever want to see the film go away, it makes sense why Kodak would deep six the old workhorse. I’m surprised the company even makes film anymore. In fact, there is only one place in the world that can process Kodachrome at this point, that illustrates how niche the stuff is.
Wait, what was the link you say? It was a collection of beautiful Kodachrome photos from Fortune Magazine’s archives, as shot by the book’s famous photographers. The round-up of “Fortune’s Kodachrome Legacy” is an excellent representation of the medium. I wish I owned some of these images as prints.
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