Fortune’s Homage To Kodachrome

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Fortune magazine dips into the archive to pick out 20 great images shot on Kodachrome (here) after Kodak announced it was going to discontinue producing the film.

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  1. Would have loved a chance to use Kodachrome sheet film (ASA 8 :) ). It was discontinued long before most people reading this post even existed. Still have a single roll of K25 in the freezer along with a few other bygone gems. Dye color transfer is another one for dreams.

    The Kodachrome signature helped define NG.

    rest in peace…

  2. These are wonderful images, they speak of the Kodachrome era on many levels, but they fall slightly short of the here and now. So let it be known that there are images being made as we type and read that will resonate just as deeply and loudly as the ones in this gallery. The Kodachrome era will have a strong finality in the “Kodachrome Project, and I have been published in Fortune before, for the record.

    In the interest of brevity, what the Kodachrome Project is about is the 75th anniversary of the Kodachrome era next year in 2010. It is a photo documentary about the changes in our country and what the face of those changes look like, for better and for worse and will bookend the final chapter in the Kodachrome era. So take a look at what I have done so far but realize, you ain’t seen nothing yet:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23585735@N06/sets/72157619728858605/show/

    With music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yp6HARg7Fs

  3. Good old Kodachrome. Love the stuff. I have twenty-two rolls of Kodachrome 64 and an M4 that are going with me to Haiti in a couple of months. I plan to shoot Kodachrome colors with the Leica alongside the Nikons for digital.

    Dan Bayer is the man to speak to about Kodachrome. He has pushed and prodded Kodak and kept the dream alive. His Kodachrome project can be found at: http://www.kodachromeproject.com/

    I wrote a blog piece about scanning Kodachromes a little over a year ago.
    http://www.camerondavidson.com/blog/2008/02/13/scanning-kodachromes/

    Dwaynes in Kansas is the last lab to process the film.

  4. wonderful stuff thanks for the link, I hadn’t seen most of those images before. I remember going to Europe for the first time when I was 17 in 1987 i brought with a couple rolls of kodachrome that I saved for the really special places, amazing film.

  5. The Getty Museum in Malibu showed “Americans in Kodachrome” in 2004, ninety-two dye transfer color prints. A crazy printer named Guy Stricherz made them exclusively from little Kodachromes he’d borrowed, pictures captured between 1945 and 1965. Years ago Bruce Davidson remarked about this kind of printing: “they bake with real butter.”