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Kodachrome 1935-2010

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THE SUN FLOWER (1981)
CANON AE-1 + SUPER TAKUMAR 28/3.5 + KODACHROME 64
Kodachrome is gone. Although I used it only between 1976 and 1987, I really like to shoot with it. At least during my initial infatuation with it, I shot it for mundane things like cats and Christmas parties. I later became more prudent and picky with what to shoot with Kodachrome. The downside was it had to be shipped from the Philippines to Australia to have it processed, taking between 3-4 weeks before I see the results. When I began taking on professional projects which demanded the results yesterday, I had to contend with lesser films.

Later events that would take me away from serious photography between 1987 and 1997 so I ended up using your regular consumer stuff like Kodak Gold 100. I never saw Kodachrome here in the Philippines again, although it did cross my mind to order some online, the hassle of shipping it here and back there again for processing daunted me, especially now in the age of instant…