Tuesday, February 7, 2012

words that comfort.


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

12 comments:

Diane Sullivan Photography said...

it took me a long time to go digital, but I sure do miss black and white film processing. Nothing like it!

shirley said...

I think what is old is new again. I recently bought a film camera and look forward to using it soon.

christina said...

there will never be anything like film! i love this post for many reasons.
and such great photos.
xo

damiec said...

thank you, Cara.
and as one who has just recently returned to film, I do hope that Kodak figures out a way to make a go of it. I'd hate for the red and yellow iconic logo to become a relic.

sarala said...

I've recently taken a couple of black and white film photography classes. I very much enjoyed them and the darkroom time and will miss Kodak if it goes. Even so I still love my digital camera.

Kat Sloma said...

I think film will stay... just maybe not the same variety and it will become even more expensive. The market has just changed dramatically with the shift to digital, and Kodak couldn't figure out how to make the shift fast enough. Wonderful captures of these iconic words!

Anna said...

Hi Cara,
Your love of film shooting certainly shines through in this post! Perfect images to go with your sentiments.
Although I don't use film, there seems to be such current interest in it, that I can't imagine it will fade away.

urban muser said...

I hope film will stay too. I love your passion!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

it makes me appreciate the film i never got around to using under my bed even more!

Kirstin said...

I do hope film will stay. Especially as I've just discovered it! Inspiring post, Cara. Inspiring!

esra said...

Beautiful post, Cara. I hope film is not going to disappear. Great images.

mamaowl said...

This made me awfully sad as well. I don't know what this means, but definitely film deserves a bright and shiny place in this world. It cannot go. I love this post, and deb's picture goes great too!!

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