Oggi - a Parson, in Kansas - viene rottamata l'ultima macchina per sviluppare il Kodachrome.
In the last weeks, dozens of visitors and thousands of overnight packages have raced here, transforming this small prairie-bound city not far from the Oklahoma border for a brief time into a center of nostalgia for the days when photographs appeared not in the sterile frame of a computer screen or in a pack of flimsy prints from the local drugstore but in the warm glow of a projector pulling an image from a carousel of vivid slides. In the span of minutes this week, two such visitors arrived. The first was a railroad worker who had driven from Arkansas to pick up 1,580 rolls of film that he had just paid $15,798 to develop. The second was an artist who had driven directly here after flying from London to Wichita, Kan., on her first trip to the United States to turn in three rolls of film and shoot five more before the processing deadline.
Io - che ho passato la mia adolescenza spendendo i pochi soldi che avevo per scattare diapo al mondo (solo Kodachrome 25 per il 35 mm. L'Ekta 64 lo usavo, in mancanza di meglio, per il 6X6) sono piuttosto triste.
New York Times