The Last Kodachrome Christmas

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Have you ever experienced a Kodachrome Christmas? Most of us will probably never do so as a last hurrah of sorts, we'd like to show you some fond holiday scenes shot with Kodachrome!

Do you remember those old catalogs that you used to browse through as a kid? They showed the ideal and nostalgic holiday menu that we’ve associated with the season. The guys from Chow.com recreated a couple of these scenes and reshot them with the same film used back then – Kodachrome! Sadly, this shoot is probably the last time we’ll be seeing the iconic film in all its contrasty splendor. So let’s all raise our glasses to Kodachrome. The holidays in the following years wouldn’t be the same without you. You shall be missed!

The original catalog photo with the Chow.com’s photoshoot

Check out this link for more behind the scenes shots and film vs digital snaps!

written by cruzron on 2010-12-27 in #news #news #christmas #kodachrome

8 Comments

  1. brandonwong
    brandonwong ·

    check out those reds!

  2. sergio_m
    sergio_m ·

    MAMA, DONT TAKE MY KODACHROME AWAY!

  3. bass_clarinet_2000
    bass_clarinet_2000 ·

    It is the end of an era.

  4. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Back about 2000 I read in some article that a well focused, well exposed 35mm Kodachrome 25 slide is the equivalent of at least 80 megapixels of information, and a 6x9cm Kodachrome 64 120 slide is about 450. The stuff sold steadily to a certain market right up to the end. For Kodak, it seems more a failure of courage rather than sales. Pity. Same with Aerochrome III. I wish someone like Fotochemika or Arista would pick up these formulas. Not likely, though, too capital intensive for manufacturing.

  5. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    Please let Kodachrome rise like a phoenix and be born again!

  6. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    @herbert-4 - yeah its a tad unlikely but we can all hope so that we can see another Kodachrome Christmas!

  7. pattyequalsawesome
    pattyequalsawesome ·

    Wow, that is real elegant film right there. Thank you for sharing this commemoration with the lomography world! :)

  8. rah
    rah ·

    I love and will miss the look of Kodachrome... You simply CAN'T capture this look with digi camera and Photoshop. :'(

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