This shot is of Kodak House, which is definitely one of the more interesting 20th Century Buildings in Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Mall.
I bought two rolls of Kodachrome 64 in mid-2010. Kodachrome was the world’s first commercially viable and successful colour film, introduced by Eastman Kodak in the mid 1930s. I had to expose and then send the films off to Dwaynes Photo in Parsons, Kansas, by 30th December 2010.
Dwaynes operated the last Kodak K-14 process film laboratory in the world, and in early 2010 they announced that, on or around 30th December that year, due to Kodak’s decision to cease Kodachrome manufacture, and also to cease production of the dyes needed to develop the film they turned it off for good, killing off Kodak’s most famous colour film—maybe, the world’s most famous film— forever.
One thing I knew for sure, when I bought two rolls of Kodachrome 64 in 2010, was that I’d be shooting a couple of frames of Kodak House with it. . .
It seems likely I may have been the last person in Tasmania to use Kodachrome.
Captured with a Canon EOS RT 35mm SLR & EF 50mm f/1.8 Mark I prime lens on Kodachrome 64.
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