Worked on an advertisement for Kodak today in my design class. And found some really interesting history on the company.
There were these large photo prints called Coloramas which Kodak made. They were gigantic (18×60 feet) transparencies that were backlit by natural light in Grand Central Station, and other locations.
Take a look at the Kodak site to see more. (go to the gallery and sort by subject). In total there were 565 coloramas displayed publicly from 1950 to 1990. Some of these are currently in the archive at the George Eastman House. Find more information about the series here.
Also here is a very sad article about the last Kodachrome processing machine.
things I can’t believe happened
Pretty peony from the backyard.
I was looking for pictures of terrariums to put on here when I felt something on my stomach. I spent all day gardening with my mom and was very nervous to see what it was, because every bug is terrifying. Except, inchworms.
Which is what it was!
And here is the picture of a terrarium I found right before, the moment of fear.
The photo is by Matt Chung and reminded me how much I want a terrarium.
“I dwell in the possibility”
Emily Dickinson project for photography class.
The negatives I developed very very early this morning.
I dream of flowers. I dream of spring!
Here is everything I miss about summer.
Ada found an article on abandoned amusement parks. One that really caught my eye was Six Flags New Orleans, which was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina and promptly abandoned by Six Flags. Some of the rides were removed and refurbished and placed at their other Six Flags locations, but the park mostly stands in the disrepair originally caused by Katrina. Learn more about it at the wikipedia article.
All of these photos were taken by UrbEx (urban exploration) photographer Will Crusta. You can check out his whole flickr set entitled “Abandoned Theme Park – Six Flags New Orleans”