Mama don’t take my Kodakchrome away
For many people of my generation and older, the name Kodak is synonymous with photography. The company has been producing cameras and films since the 1880s. While it still makes films, it has stopped making film cameras and has been refocusing its business on digital photography.
But now that business may be ebbing away, and the word in photography (and business) circles is that the company may be filing for bankruptcy. The name Kodak may disappear.
As readers of this blog will know, I am a photography enthusiast, though very much an amateur. I only own one Kodak camera, and in truth it is not one of my better ones. But I have a cupboard full of ordinary and specialist Kodak films, which I use from time to time with my older film cameras, almost always with very pleasing effect. Although to many people the name Kodak is associated strongly with color pictures, most of my recent work with Kodak films has been in black and white, including this recent example.
Mostly these days I take photographs with digital cameras, processed with Photoshop. But if Kodak disappears, something in photography will have been lost.
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