An elegy for Kodak (and film in general)

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    Two strange things happened simultaneously today:

    1) I read that Kodak had filed for chapter 11, and
    2) my oldest son asked what this roll of film was.

    When trying to explain to him how the film was used, and how the cameras worked, the film was processed etc., I realised he didn't have the vocabulary to understand what I was saying.

    So it dawned on me that the day Kodak died, was the day I realised my sons would probably never understand what this is and most likely never ever find this a relevant technology to use for anything.

    Mark P Cornell, Valerie Peters, and 264 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 54StorminWillyGJ54 75 months ago | reply

      An amazing picture indeed!

    2. Fu Images 75 months ago | reply

      aha ! great ! I share this !

    3. jcoterhals 75 months ago | reply

      To all who have commented on and favorited this photo: Thanks for an overwhelming and unexpected response! I guess I struck a chord I hadn't anticipated with this shot.

    4. Sarah Lucas Photography [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot

    5. Trovarsi 75 months ago | reply

      Fantastic concept! Well executed.

    6. macdonaldcory 75 months ago | reply

      Kodak invented digital! Why didn't they run with it? They also should have purchased Minolta instead of Sony.

    7. LUCAS TATAGIBA 75 months ago | reply

      B e A u T i F u L

    8. TLB Photographe 75 months ago | reply

      Great shot, very original! Love it :)

    9. Eva Mijalkovic 75 months ago | reply

      Love it! And it's so true!

    10. Melinda Szente 75 months ago | reply

      Original, creative and true. Great photo!

    11. michafuz 75 months ago | reply

      yes... they will never know many things we used to have...

    12. Dylan MacMaster 75 months ago | reply

      Very sad indeed. What is truly ironic is that a Kodak engineer is credited with inventing the digital camera.

    13. Chris28mm 66 months ago | reply

      Dad indeed. RIP Kodak.

    14. we are just a moment in time ... 54 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot, with a strong message :)

    15. jonmanjiro 52 months ago | reply

      The film is dead. Long live the film!

    16. Fitzrovia 52 months ago | reply

      A sad statement about the modern world. How long will film hang on ....

    17. Jonas Bielskis 43 months ago | reply

      true story.. most people today don't even know what this is..

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