Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Is film photography dead in this digital world? Not yet

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Eastman Kodak Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, making every effort to balance costs with declining revenues.
The 130-year-old firm has taken quite the hit in this now-digital world, but the company's president says, "We are still making billions of feet of film."
Is film photography already dead? The professionals say no.
"Oh, no. Film is not dead at all. It's very much alive. We are just so inspired by it," says Christina Looker of Made You Look Photography in Bakersfield. Her company has found its own niche with film photography. Clients, she says, are actually requesting film, because they like the look and the idea of it.
Bakersfield College photography professor Kristopher Stallworth says he thinks film is still the pinnacle of quality. According to him, the evidence is in his own black-and-white photography.

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