LONDON.- The AOP Gallery
is showcasing a selection of captivating and evocative images all shot on Kodachrome slide film in the exhibition A Celebration of Kodachrome.
Kodachrome, the slide-film that inspired songs, was discontinued by Kodak last year at 74 years of age. Upon hearing Kodaks announcement that they would no longer be renewing stocks of Kodachrome, we thought it was time to celebrate this revered film!
The show features work from AOP members and members of the public. AOP photographer member Adam Woolfitt set up an installation of his collection of Kodachrome slides inviting visitors to take a slide. So you could walk away with your own bit of history on a Kodachrome slide!
This eclectic and seminal exhibition is a must-see, featuring the work of top photographers and lovers of film.
Kodachrome is the trademarked brand name of a type of color reversal film that was manufactured by Eastman Kodak from 1935 to 2009. Kodachrome was the first successfully mass-marketed color still film using a subtractive method, in contrast to earlier additive "screenplate" methods such as Autochrome and Dufaycolor, and remained the oldest brand of color film.
Kodachrome film was manufactured for 74 years in various formats to suit still and motion picture cameras, including 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm for movies and 35mm, 120, 110, 126, 828 and large format for still photography. For many years, it was used for professional color photography, especially for images intended for publication in print media. The film was sold with processing included in the purchase price except in the United States, where a 1954 legal ruling ended that practice.