Monday, January 3, 2011
Don't Take my Kodachrome Away....
What a silly question - of COURSE you remember film! If you're under the age of 20, however, it might be just become one of those fading childhood memories.
I'm 42 and when I was a kid, my parents only used Kodak film. We had one of those 110 format cameras - really long and thin, the kind that you just popped the roll of film in. I got my wish in 1982 when I received a Polaroid camera and two packs of film for Christmas. I loved that loud "ERRR er ERRRR" sound that it made when the film popped out, and I loved watching it develop before my eyes (I think my penchant for Polaroid had something to do with my lack of any attention span - the Interwebs was made for me!).
Still, I can't help but feel a little melancholy for the ending of an era.
So to keep that era alive, I like to use vintage film stuff - slide frames, old film envelopes, vintage ads - in my artwork: