R.I.P. Kodachrome, 1935-2010

12.30.10 Marina Galperina

Kodachrome is no more, because there is no more Kodachrome, a.k.a. the Technics of analog photography enthusiasts. The last roll of Kodachrome film will be developed today at Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas and the last special processing machine will be dismantled for scrap. Say good-bye to those Kodachrome blues that made you feel like “all the world’s a sunny day.”

That’s ok. There’ll be an app for that. Right? Oh, woe. Take it away, Paul Simon…

(Image: Steve McCurry’s 1984 Kodachrome portrait of Sharbat Gula for National Geographic)