Here's something I ran into a while ago. Photography website PetaPixel recently featured a mini documentary about the closing of the last photo lab that processes Kodachrome films. Video after the jump...
Kodachrome is a type of or color reversal film or slide film. It was first made by Eastman Kodak back in 1935 and was the first commercially successful color film famous for it crisp, sharp colors. In the ’80s and ’90s, the use of slide film declined and over the years, Kodachrome products slowly and gradually met their end, it progressively discontinued its product range through the ’90s and 2000s due to competition from other films and of course, the introduction of digital photography.
Because of this, many Kodak processing laboratories also closed down because of the decrease in business. This contributed more to Kodachrome’s demise. And towards its final years, Kodak subcontracted and fully endorsed the processing of 35 mm films to an independent processing lab in Kansas called Dwayne’s Photo, which was the world’s last photo lab that processed Kodachrome films before ending it in 2010. Here’s the video posted on PetaPixel. The documentary was shot by Xander Robin, featured in the video is Grant Steinle who also explains the Kodachrome and the processing procedure it undergoes.
It’s sad to see something beautiful go. We don’t want Kodachrome’s demise to happen to another one of our beloved film family members. All of us here are responsible in keeping film and it’s essence alive. Long live film and Lomo on!
Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? A little while ago, we teamed up with the snowboard and film-making collective Yougofirst and gave them a LomoKino and some film rolls to play with. After a season of crazy riding, jumps and tricks, they have finished their latest movie HETEROTOPIA which features footage shot with our 35mm movie-maker. We had the chance to catch up with Vid and Matic from the collective about the new movie and their experiences shooting analogue on the slopes. It's also our pleasure to showcase the movie here!
The very talented Lomography team in Hong Kong made this wonderful video a while back, we came across it again recently and thought it would be a great start to the weekend. Fire up your eyes and ears after the jump!
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.
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As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.
Although its existence has always been known among locals, it was only in 1913 when the rest of the world was introduced to the Inca site of Machu Picchu through an expedition headed by Yale University and professor Hiram Bingham.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.