Kodak's decision to stop producing Kodachrome film in 2009 left a hole in people's nostalgia-seeking hearts. This documentary short by Xander Robin takes us into Dwayne's Photo, the last remaining lab to develop the coveted film. It really shows how cumbersome and complex the process of developing film is/was, and why analogue photography never really stood a chance against the onslaught of digital technology. [Vimeo via LaughingSquid via PetaPixel]
Kodak’s announced that it’s no longer going to make cameras, video cams or digital picture frames to, erm, save costs. That just leaves printers then. You know, that thing that’s collecting dust in the corner that everyone still loves and uses all the time.
Despite its recent strategy of "sue everybody for everything," Kodak has succumbed to its financial pressures and filed for Chapter 11 business reorganisation (aka, bankruptcy protection) in New York. The iconic photography company isn't dead yet, however, just very broke.
With the shift to digital cameras, old-fashioned photomats are getting harder and harder to find. But this portable, Army-issue dark room has everything you need to develop your own prints wherever you are.
There aren't many details available yet, but Bloomberg is reporting that Kodak is suing Apple over four patent claims. Is it a last ditch effort for the near-bankrupt company to keep its head above water? Or a justified defense from a company with generations of intellectual property to its name? Well, both, probably.