The Last Roll of Kodachrome
It was the original. A saturated, low grain, super sharp, transparency film that changed the way photographers created. Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film put beautiful images on the covers of magazines like National Geographic, Audubon, and National Wildlife. It was the film that started the fine grain revolution that continued with films like Fujichrome Velvia. Kodachrome was a staple of many of the photographers, including Art, during the films days. Now when technology is getting the better of the past Kodak has discontinued Kodachrome. Photographer Steve McCurry has exposed the last roll of 36 exposures for a National Geographic story. In time, we all will get to see those final images. Here are a couple of Art’s images taken before he started shooting digital using Kodachrome from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.