Before you print your digital file on your inkjet printer……

A little photo news.

[photopress:Kodak_advertisement.jpg,full,centered]

Kodak announced today that it is laying off 3000 people in its continued conversion from a film company to a digital imaging company. See the story

Now the interesting part, and yes unfortunate part, is that as I was looking for a good article to link you to, there was an embarrassment of choices And they were from 2005,2004,2003,1984,1982.

So it’s not new news. Of course major corps. restructure all the time. Yes, the digital age in photography has hastened these moves.

Does the Kodak brand still mean the same to you ?

Whether it does or not…never forget what this company did for photographic art, and memories everywhere. For over 100 years.

Tri-X, Kodachrome 64, and Dektol were some of my favorite words.

I guess Lexar, Epson and Hahnemuhle have replaced them.

But you know what ? My Tri-X negatives from ..ahem..a few years ago are still good. They never were erased digitally, nor stored on a hard drive that crashed.

Makes you think.

Well, I’m off to scan a neg for old times sake, work on it in the digital darkroom called Photoshop, and go into my digital printing area , the Epson 2400, and luxuriate in printing in the light instead of under a red light.

Do I miss the chemistry, enlargers, dryers, et al? Not really.

I’ll always fondly remember them, though.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

Instagram

Upcoming Events

  • Photo-London
  • May 19th-22nd, 2016
  • Somerset House
  • London, England

Is there an event we should know about?
Let us know on twitter.

Current Exhibitions

  • Getty Center
  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
  • March 15–July 31, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • John Chiara-West Side at Tioronda
  • April 14–May 21, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • A DEMOCRACY OF IMAGERY
  • MARCH 24 – APRIL 30, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • Jim Naughten – Animal Kingdom
  • April 21st-May 28th, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • MELVIN SOKOLSKY: THE PARIS PICTURES
  • FEBRUARY 19 – APRIL 18, 2016
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • This Place
  • Through June 5th, 2016
  • 200 Eastern Parkway
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 11238-6052
  • 718.638.5000
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

Is there an exhibition we’re missing? Let us know on twitter.

Like what we’re posting?
Join us on Flickr.