Friday, May 20, 2011
Color Photos of America's Depression Era
Kodak's Kodachrome 35mm slide film still is, in my opinion, one of the great inventions of man. (Photo is copyright Library of Congress)
The UK's Daily Mail has published a page of stunning color images from America's depression era (just after Kodachrome was invented). Please go see these photo's.
They offer a totally different perspective than the harsh-but-compelling black and white depression photos we've seen all our lives.
Kodachrome images look so "thick" and dense with color.
Lord I miss the look of Kodachrome, but I love and have totally embraced digital photography. (I spent many hours in Photoshop Elements one weekend to come up with my own process for making digital images have the look of Kodachrome.)
Note: I hate linking stuff from online newspapers, the link may be dead fairly quick. So take a minute to go look at these images.