Archive for December 31st, 2010

The End of the line for Kodachrome

December 31, 2010

The last roll of Kodachrome film was processed Thursday, December 30th when Dwayne’s Photo, owner of the last  Kodachrome processing machine, turned off their processor and sold it for scrap.  Kodachrome  Kodachromefilm, developed in 1935 and prized for its rich color, became a victim of digital photography.  Despite the popularity of digital cameras, many photographers mourned the end of Kodachrome. Dwayne’s Photo did a hopping business in Kodachrome development in the last few weeks: an Arkansas railroad worker developed his remaining 1,580 rolls of film (for a total of $15,798); an artist from London made her first trip to the United States for the purpose of turning in three rolls of film and shooting five more before the processing deadline. [New York Times, December 29, 2010]