News: Eulogy for Kodachrome

Eulogy for Kodachrome

Matt Zoller Seitz from writes this beautiful ode to Kodachrome.

"To shoot a roll of film was to take a leap of faith. The digital evolution has eliminated a lot of uncertainty from the process, and that's probably a net gain -- especially if you're an amateur shutterbug. Unfortunately, some other, wonderful elements have disappeared as well: mystery, poetry and the element of chance."

When I was in college, we used to send our rolls of Super8 film to Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, KS.  It'd usually take 2 weeks to get the processed film back in the mail, but seeing Kodachrome projected was probably what hooked me to begin with.

Get the Gadget Hacks Daily

Life hacks for your smartphone.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest