Thursday, 30 December 2010

days gone by- photography dies one film roll at a time

We found this today;

'The very last roll of Kodachrome film will be delivered today in Parsons, Kansas. Kodak has slowly phased out the materials needed to make and develop the film. Only a single operation in the world -- Dwayne's Photo in Parsons -- had continued to develop Kodachrome.

First introduced in 1935, the death of the film stock has generated an outpouring of emotion from several generations of photographers, for whom the particular hues generated by Kodachrome define the look of midcentury America.'

It saddens House of Istria to think images as beautiful as these may never again be created- but also excited to think about the uniqueness and beauty of the photography of the future.

Full article can be seen here

House of Istria



  1. How exciting (and terrifying) to be assigned to shoot the last roll though.

  2. ha ha, yeah can you imagine if you ruined it, or dropped it out of your camera? oops I just ruined a worldwide treasure :) hopefully that wont happen and the world will have one more beautiful roll of film.