The Last Roll

Us photographers have had to say goodbye to many types of film, especially over the past few years. But this one is especially missed because of it’s unique qualities. And although Mr. McCurry is not someone I follow or even admire as a photographer, in this documentary he describes a momentous occasion.

Kodachrome is no longer made and even if you have some, can no longer be developed (rats, I still have some in my fridge!), but was a very important film for print media and photography in general. Which is a shame because the ‘look’ of this film helped shape our memories of decades past. Or at least how we recognize images made from the 1935 till 2010 with this unmistakable film. This short documentary is interesting to watch if period color reversal film is your thing, or even if you’re just the nostalgic type. Enjoy.

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