Make your own Kodachrome

Homebrew Kodachrome

DIY film production

When I first started playing with color photography, I shot Kodachrome as often as I could. I couldn’t resist the red and yellow canisters and the beautiful colors of the final product. Earlier this year Kodak announced the end of its 74-year production of the film, and Dwayne’s Photo, the last developer of the film in the world, announced it would stop developing Kodachrome in December 2010. Now, some photos on flickr, with precious few details, show a homemade Kodachrome manufacturing unit. In goes plastic and some chemicals, out comes a fresh spool of Kodachrome film. It reminds me of the effort to recreate Polaroid film. Amazing!

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  1. Nice bright colors / Wonderful Machine Photography Blog

    […] are unwilling to give up on Kodachrome; there is fragmentary evidence of home-grown attempts to manufacture the unique film, following on the heels of the attempts to recreate […]

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