Archive for January 4th, 2012

Mama Finally Took It

I was very sad to read that Kodak is probably about to file for bankruptcy, although not exactly surprised.  After film photography all but died out (Kodak stopped manufacturing film in 2009), they had a hard time competing with all the high-tech heavyweights in the digital space, especially on their own low-cost point-and-shoot turf.  Pile a prolonged economic downturn on top of that, and it was just too much.

As someone who grew up with film photography, I can’t help but feel a profound sense of loss.  Kodak did more to transform photography from expensive, artisanal, and time-consuming to easy, accessible and popular than any other company, churning out affordable, easy-to-use Brownies and Instamatics (like my own first camera, which I got when I was 8) for pretty much the entire 20th century.  Not to mention their massive film business.  And the Disc Camera, but hey, nobody’s perfect.

Godspeed, Kodak, and thank you.

January 4th, 2012 at 07:51pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Technology

Political Channel-Surfing

This ongoing cycle of a new Republican candidate catching fire every month and then abruptly fizzling again, reminds me of nothing so much as the last three elections, which have whiplashed from “throw all the Republican bums out” to “throw all the Democratic bums out”.

It’s like watching someone angrily mashing the remote over and over again in the desperate hope that if they keep clicking long enough they’ll miraculously find a channel that doesn’t suck.

January 4th, 2012 at 11:25am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Obama,Politics,Republicans

Random Hotel Photoblogging

Interior and exterior are actually two entirely different hotels…
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January 4th, 2012 at 07:09am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging


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