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Old 05-06-2012, 05:57 AM
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Hello everyone

Just found this interesting short video:

"How it Looks, How it Lasts"

http://vimeo.com/26136649

Includes references to Kodachrome and features an interview at Dwayne's.

One point raised in the video. Who is going to look after your Kodachrome images when you have gone?

Or will they be thrown away by a relative or house clearance team?

It doesn't matter if Kodachrome can last for a 100 years if it is dumped its gone for good!

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Well, I should like to think that relatives would be interested in keeping some of the personal pictures, just as we have family pictures back to our great-great-grandparents.

And I shall try to ensure that slides of genuine historical interest (such as my Dads, of steam locos in the 60's, and long-demolished local buildings) finish up in the right hands to be preserved.

As for the general stuff, I'm not too worried....there's always Ebay, where I've seen that boxes of very ordinary slides can fetch a few pence. If someone gets some value/pleasure/interest in sorting through them, that's better than binning them!
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I have had to confront this issue first-hand twice in the last decade, first with my grandfather's collection of movies (all on Kodachrome, some dating back to the late 1940s) and, last October - with my father's passing - my dad's collection of slides (again a huge archive of Kodachrome/Ektachrome/ Fujichrome), many dating from the mid-1960s. I used essentially the same criterion for both collections. To wit: for grandfather's movies, I kept anything family-related as well as work I judged to be documentary (loosely defined to include nature/wildlife/anything with architecture in it); for dad's slides I kept images of the family growing up, as well as assorted friends and relatives. Again, I kept anything related to nature (a self-confessed "Greenie," I take a certain morbid pleasure watching the human race destroy itself) as well as images with interesting or period architecture in them.

Neither was an easy job: each archive, if you will, took several months to go through. By my estimates, I probably "disposed" of around one-third of grandfathers work and probably around 45 per cent of Dad's. It was difficult and time consuming, but the end result, I feel, made for a more manageable collection, far more coherent and interesting, and more likely to be preserved into the future. To that end, my sisters and I have already appointed my eldest nephew as the next generation's custodian (bitten by the photo-bug courtesy of yours truly).
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I had the pleasure of meeting John Wolfert a few months ago when he came out to film / interview me for this piece. I hope it is going well for him, his heart and talents are in the right place.
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where can i download/watch the full documentary?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:29 AM
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where can i download/watch the full documentary?
Hi nzoomed

I can't find the full version on the internet. Perhaps by e-mailing John direct he will be able to assist.

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