Mama Don’t Take My Kodachrome Away
I’m sure, much to Paul Simon’s dismay, Kodak did take his Kodachrome away. The film, originally developed as movie film and known for it’s amazing candy colors, went the way of the dinosaur last year…bad news for film lovers the world over…but the good news is that if you are sitting on a few unprocessed rolls (like I am) you have until December 30 of this year to get them developed. After that, Dwyane’s Photo of Parsons, Kansas, the only lab that still processes the beloved film, will no longer offer the service. Heartbreaking, to be sure. With that, I’m off to burn the last few rolls that I have and ship them off to Parsons, Kansas. I leave you with a handful of amazing Kodachrome images and an amazing bit of footage. Thanks to the George Eastman House’s Motion Picture Department’s preservation efforts we can now enjoy this: some of the earliest color motion pictures in existence. Absolutely gorgeous.
Kisses & Chaos, my dears,