Tuesday, June 23, 2009

RIP Kodachrome (1935-2009)

Kodak announced on Monday that it will be discontinuing production of Kodachrome slide film.  Kodachrome was the first commercially available color film.  Many of the most iconic images in the history of (color) photo were captured on Kodachrome.  To read an article about the end of the Kodachrome era click on this link to the NY Times article.  The Kodak website currently features a small slideshow of some of the iconic Kodachrome images from the last 74 years.  Steve McCurry's photo of an Afghan girl (above) was shot on Kodachrome.  

Friday, June 5, 2009

To Photoshop or not to Photoshop. . .

Have retouchers gone too far? An recent article in the NY Times asks that question. As an example, the author cites the three images of Reese Witherspoon above. On each magazine cover she looks completely different. Read the article here.