Goodbye’s and Hello’s

31 12 2010

Kodachrome

I’ve never been a huge user of slide film, but you can’t dispute the joy of looking at a perfectly exposed slide. The colours can have a magic that we don’t often see in prints. The demise of Kodachrome has been well documented this year. Produced since 1935, it was an icon of photography in its own right and beloved of millions of photographers. Paul Simon put it in his own words –

Kodachrome

They give us those nice bright colors

They give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
If you took all the girls I knewWhen I was single

And brought them all together for one night

I know they’d never matchmy sweet imagination

everything looks WORSE in black and white

 

Some of the photographers we said goodbye to in 2010 were

Henry Miller (c) Peter Gowland

Peter Gowland, March 17th 2010

 

Demonstrators huddled in a doorway, seeking shelter from high-pressure fire hoses, in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. (c) Charles Moore

Charles Moore, March 13th 2010

 

(c) Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, March 24th 2010

 

Paul Newman, 1964 © Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, May 29th 2010

 

John Lennon (c) Brian Duffy

Duffy, May 31st, 2010

 

Kate Moss (c) Corinne Day

Corinne Day, August 27th 2010

 

So, with goodbye’s to some of the greats, lets look forward to 2011. Cork Analogue Photographers are welcoming new members (interested? leave a comment below). We are planning on printing and exhibiting the Faces Project, a portraiture project we shot during the Cork Live at the Marquee concerts. We will also hold a version of the Disposable Camera Day – probably along the lines of a Crappy Camera Day (crap camera? check. roll of film? check. day out? check!). So we’ll be out and about

All the best to everyone for 2011, have a happy and healthy New Year. I’m off for a drink now 🙂

– Rory

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4 responses

11 01 2011
rudy

Hi, interested in membership, please send on any details..thanks!

12 01 2011
corkap

Hi Rudy, we’re having our AGM tomorrow night, Thursday 13th in Dennehys on Cornmarket St (opposite the Garda Stn) from about 7.30pm. Feel free to come along. This is a pretty informal meeting, we’re a small group

Rory

14 01 2011
rudy

Hi Rory
Sorry, for some reason didn’t think to check the comments for a reply; I’ll keep an eye out in the future for more information. Thanks

14 01 2011
corkap

Hi Rudy, no worries, I should have emailed you directly. Anyway, you are very welcome to join us. We have a “crappy camera day” coming up soon. Basically same format as the disposable camera day we did back in December, except use any old camera rather than a disposable camera (the definition of crappy is up to you – could be a disposable camera, probably not a Leica!). I’ll have more news on it here over the weekend. Would be a great way to meet you

Had a look at your website (http://www.rjrphoto.com/), lovely images there 🙂

Rory

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