So to mark the news released earlier this week, that Kodak is ceasing production of their Kodachrome film, after serving us well for 74 years (tear), I just wanted to stress to you all the importance on analogue, not just with photography but with every facet of life. This will be completed in list form below;
- Analogue doesn’t make error noises.
- Analogue’s file won’t corrupt.
- Analogue can be handed down to your grandchildren.
- Analogue doesn’t have it’s own language i.e. gigabyte, wav, jpegs, tiffs ??!! What is this jargon and why are we putting up with it people?
- Analogue isn’t automatically updating and requiring a restart in 35 seconds unless you click here now.
- Analogue won’t need a new hard drive.
- Analogue didn't just crash.
- Analogue doesn't need to be rebooted.
- Analogue isn't burning fossil fuels every time you use it.
- Analogue’s battery didn’t just run out.
- Analogue doesn’t need to be ground down into dust and mixed in with cement to then be used in high-rise buildings just to hide the information (this is what the Australian government has to do!).
- Analogue allows you to shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Finally, I am anti digital, big shock, I know! I love analogue cameras with film and one hour processing and prints and questions such as ‘with or without borders?’ and ‘glossy or matt paper?’. Digital makes me feel like a bit of a liar.
If you are like-minded or would just like to return to the days of old I will suggest the Golden Half camera. It takes 35mm film and instead of the usual rectangle negative it takes half a 35mm negative vertically. So for a 24 roll of film you will get 48 photos. So you can click away crazily without worrying about how many shots you have left, a bit like you might use a digital camera. Plus you get the euphoric feeling of doing something artistic, which film just seems to ooze these days. Get it here. Otherwise pop down to your local Op-Shop and grab an analogue 35mm camera for under $5, bargain!
Once you have your camera and some lovely film stop reading blogs and go outside and take some moody photos. I want to see evidence.
Love from the Intern