Film & Flurries

Kodak announced that they were filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week and it immediately got me thinking about my very own childhood “Kodak moments” and how I miss the days of film photography. We didn’t have much growing up, but we were rich in memories captured beautifully in family photos. Somehow going through folders of photos in the computer doesn’t leave me with the same gratifying feeling as flipping through our old family albums. Even though I love the amazing things we can do with digital photography, film reminds me of simpler times  - like the first snowfall of the season  - and  will always hold a special place in my heart.

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January 24, 2012 - 2:35 am

Tiera - I read an article some time last month that Kodak was in danger. They’re an institution, it’s so sad! I’m pretty lucky that my grandma was a photography nut growing up! She has so many pictures of my brother, my cousins and I… And of my dad and his sisters growing up. I LOVE looking through them :)

PS: You look adorable!

January 24, 2012 - 4:13 am

camille - awww you look sooo cuuute!! i’ve never seen snow, can you believe that???
i agree with you, it’s much nice to flip pages of a photo album than to look at a computer screen…
have a wonderful week!

January 24, 2012 - 5:39 am

Jade @ Tasting Grace - Kodak filing for bankruptcy was such sad news! That’s such a cute photo of you! You made for an adorable kid!

January 24, 2012 - 7:28 am

Buckeroomama - You look so adorable! :)

It’s rather sad, isn’t it? I know what you mean about the feeling you get flipping through the pages of a photo album. The fact that some of the pages are a bit yellowed and have those “age spots” make the memories even more precious. :)

January 24, 2012 - 8:01 am

Amy - The news made me sad, too. I just can’t imagine a world without Kodak moments. Sigh.

January 24, 2012 - 8:02 am

Amy - P.S.–cutest picture ever! :)

January 24, 2012 - 9:31 am

Keeley @ My Life on a Plate - I love this photo! I would know that was you even if it wasn’t on your blog! I agree… I remember my childhood by flipping through those old, stiff albums with the sticky pages. There’s nothing like the surprise of getting your film photos developed. I’ve been digital for 10+ years, but I do think of film (and Polaroid) from time to time.

January 24, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Christina Lee - Le sigh–so true! SAD. Kodak AND HOSTESS!

January 24, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Elle sees - So sad! I totally agree. My imaginary future kids will never know what it was like with real film.

January 24, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Sarah - Dodeline Design - This is so precious! I do remember the days of going to Wal-Mart to pick up pictures, and sometimes you would even forget about a roll and they would still have it. How much the world has changed!

January 24, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - Such a cute picture and so sad about Kodak!

January 25, 2012 - 8:32 am

Cafe Fashionista - Gah! You look so adorbs in this picture, Maddy – I love!

That’s truly heartbreaking about Kodak. It is incredible (and not in a good way) how so many of the industry leaders have had to resort to bankruptcy lately. :/

January 25, 2012 - 12:27 pm

Camila Faria - I feel the same way Maddy. Go through old family albums is like a ritual. I loved film photography and felt really sorry about Kodak.

January 25, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Sabine - The news made me sad too. I also have wonderful memories of ‘real photos’ (and spending nights in dark rooms). My hope is that film will not be exstinguished, but at least survive as a niche market.
Such a sweet photo, Maddy!

January 25, 2012 - 9:24 pm

chavonne - I miss the old days of film. Mostly because you actually physically had pictures. Most of our pics are on the computer and that really makes me sad. Im working on it though, printing them out and putting them up for display. I really want to have a house full of photos all around.

January 25, 2012 - 11:39 pm

Nadette - Aren’t you a cutie!! You’re so right, digital pictures don’t evoke the same memories like film pictures. I try to make an effort to print my digital photos, but still so many photos never get printed. Oh well.

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