Thursday, August 20, 2009
In Memoriam: Kodachrome and Polaroid
2009 marks the end of two photographic wonders and the amazing colors they produced. Digital photography has rendered them obsolete.
In June, Eastman Kodak company announced that its Kodachrome film would be no more. This was the slide film that gave us such beautiful bright colors and it's the film Paul Simon idolized in the classic line of a song, "Mama don't take my Kodachrome away."
In February, Polaroid announced the end of its instant film. The images were magical - and sometimes accidental - masterpieces. Do you remember eagerly waiting for the picture to materialize from the murky coating? Some say that the Polaroid camera was the iPod or Blackberry of another generation.
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Nostalgia buffs rejoice! (Note: Justin Timberlake loves it too.)
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