Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

[PHOTO] "The End of an Era: Steve McCurry and the Final Roll of Kodachrome Film"

Someone, someone, linked to this post at Petapixel hosting a National Geographic documentary 23 minutes long. This clip, freely available on YouTubge, followed famed photographer Steve McCurry as he travelled the world--well, New York City and India mainly--taking the best pictures possible with the last roll of Kodachrome film ever manufactured.

Says Petapixel,

The video is much more than just a chronicling of how McCurry spent that last roll of film. As with any great artist, when the NatGeo crew put McCurry on camera he inevitably managed to spout some phenomenal advice. It really makes you appreciate digital (or perhaps miss film) to see McCurry being so careful with his shots, making sure that each one did the Kodachrome roll justice.

In reality, the days already came and went when that roll was shot and developed; the last lab to process Kodachrome stopped at the end of 2010 and you can see the gallery of those final shots on McCurry’s website. But this documentary acts as yet another farewell to a film so loved there are plans for a movie about its demise.
Tags: history, photos, youtube
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