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Steve McCurry interview, kodachrome

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Sep 11, 2010 20:03 |  #1

I heard an NPR interview today with Steve McCurry, who was given the last roll of kodachrome produced. He spent 3 weeks with a National Geographic video crew to document his exposing of the last roll. The interview was live during a show with a live audience, but boy they sure could have had someone that knew anything about photography give the interview.

Most of what the interviewer said was "uh huh.." and when told he had to go to Kansas to the only place left processing Kodachrome he said "what, is was a drug store?". And Steve McCurry was a pretty bad and uninteresting interview too. And the sad thing was even though Steve said he would only use 1 exposure for each subject, he wound up on Parsons Kansas with 3 exposure left that he had to find something to "use up" the film on in 4 hours which included himself and a homeless person sleeping on a bench.

Steve McCurry is who took the Afghan Girl photo for NG back in the mid 1980s and said he hadn't shot much film in the past few years. It would have been a better gesture to give the last roll of Kodachrome to the photographer who runs He still shoots 100s of rolls of Kodachrome a year and has good relations with the heads of Kodak film division.

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Sep 11, 2010 20:17 |  #2

I'm sorry but good by and so long. Film has about as much nostalgic value to me as a beta max tape. And yes I used to shoot film. I like looking at old paper prints but handling film and processing in a darkroom was a pain in the you know what.....

Give me LR and CS3 any day over tanks of developer, fixer and stop baths...

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Sep 12, 2010 22:14 |  #3

I still have 4 rolls of Kodachrome 35mm and 3 rolls of Kodachrome 64 in 120. Can't get those last three developed, unfortunately. I plan to use those final rolls in the next couple of months since Dwayne's stop processing in December.

"Raw" is not an acronym, abbreviation, nor a proper noun; thus, it should not be in capital letters.

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