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Posted by David Ozanich — 24 Sep 2010
- Daily Kos takes a well-curated look at pre-WWII America as caputured on Kodachrome.
As the 1930s came to a close, Kodak came out with Kodachrome film - the first commercially viable color film available to the general public. In 1937 and 1938, the colors were still not stable and accurate, but by 1939 Kodachrome was producing color images of remarkable precision. Now, not just anybody could buy this film. It cost $5 per roll and had to be sent back to Rochester, New York for development. By comparison, in 1938 Congress established the first minimum wage at 25 cents per hour. $5 represented half a week’s work.
- Gothamist, on the other hand, has collected a few pictures of the Super Harvest Moon over Manhattan.
- The Royal Photographic Society awards their centenary medal:
Scotland's Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the most successful fashion, commercial and art photographers in the world - shooting over 200 covers for Vogue alone - and was this month honoured for his lifelong contribution to the art.An example can be seen below. A collection of some of his best shots is here.
- And maybe it’s just me, but I kind of like this Pentax commercial I just came across (OK, fine, I went to high school with both the actress and the director):