When Kodak ceased production of the process to develop its classic Kodachrome film, there was a sense of loss that was experienced by generations of photographers. It wasn't just the end of a film emulsion but an end to a particular way of seeing and capturing the world. It was a way made famous by countless magazine photographers, especially those photographing for National Geographic magazine.
Though many films have come and gone, few were seen as a cultural lynchpin. And no other film had or has been immortalized in the social consciousness as Kodachrome was in the popular song written and performed by Simon and Garfunkel. The death of Kodachrome was as much an end of a part of Americana as it was the end of a product's life.Read More