Sunday, June 28, 2009
DON'T TAKE MY KODACHROME AWAY!
I'm one of the reasons kodachrome finally died this week - I guess I haven't used it in 9 years so it was inevitable but it seems odd to think my kids will grow up in a world where the media actually feels it necessary to explain that old cameras had no way of being connected to a computer and that photography didn't used to be instant. It used to mean waiting days or weeks to see the prints or slides that were then unable to be changed. There was no button for red eye, you couldn't change the unwanted lamppost in the background into a tree and you couldn't chop off the half person at the side of your shot, unless you took a pair of scissors. The upside I suppose is that a childhood will no longer be documented in just 20 grainy or blurred shots but so many more memories will be jogged by the myriad digital snaps on your mum's laptop!