Like this cup of tea above, the words you see in the photo below are a comfort to me. Sadly, this is likely an old sign. If you've been following the news, Kodak declared bankruptcy in January. Luckily, there is some speculation that this action may save the company. There is lots of debate as to why this is happening (some say they relied too much on the movie film industry which is moving to digital, others say they were unable to make it in the digital camera market), or what the implications may be for other film companies (maybe nothing since every company is different in its core business and strategies). Regardless, it sure got me thinking about what life would be like without film. I'd hate for it to become obsolete and unknown as the cassette tape is to my teenage cousins. I get panicked to think I won't be able to load film into the camera my grandfather gave me, no longer stand there timing my instant prints, and put my Nikon F100 on the shelf like an antique. To me, the process and its results are irreplaceable. Digital cannot console me. No matter how "film-like" the presets may get, that is not the point, and it just wouldn't be the same. Instead, I'll be keeping an eye on this news and stocking up on my ektachrome, ektar, and portra!
Keep clicking! ~Cara of cararosephotos
the merriest of Christmases by damiec