GPOYW: Kodachrome Self-Portrait Edition
After my Kodachrome road trip, I had 3 rolls left to shoot before the deadline to have the film developed, so I used one of the frames to snap a quick self-portrait on my stoop in Brooklyn. Note my iconic gaze into the distance (or as distant as you can get in Williamsburg). That takes practice.
Last week’s blizzard delayed Newsweek’s Kodachrome coverage, but here it is. Better late than never. Above is the video about my NYC-to-KS road trip to Dwayne’s Photo, the last place in the world to process Kodachrome film.
Also, check out this video about Daniel Bayer, founder of The Kodachrome Project. He’s really passionate about the film, and was a true source of inspiration on this project.
Home sweet home! I just flew back from KS, and I’m beat. The count on the odometer showed that we drove just under 2,000 miles. The pictures turned out nicely, and the people at Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, KS couldn’t have been kinder.
I’m exhausted, but I have to say that a lot of the time when I’m out working on a piece, I get caught up in all the things that need to get done, and I forget to enjoy what I’m doing until it’s too late. This project was a rare exception, thanks in large part probably to the fact that I had my best friend, Sean, traveling with me the entire way, making 4 days on the road feel more like 4 hours.
Thanks to everyone who offered words of encouragement. Sorry if I wasn’t able to respond to questions and the like. 3G coverage was decidedly lacking in most of the places I’ve been this past week, but your comments meant a lot. Now, to bed.
I arrived last night in my hometown (Wichita, KS) and final destination for this little road trip. My friend Lexi cooked me dinner. The baked ziti was delicious. The wine flowed. And then we had to call the police because a high school friend of ours who we rarely see or talk to randomly called Lexi and threatened to come over and kill her. I love being home. (I’m not being sarcastic either. This was actually a very fun experience. And as of this morning, Lexi was still alive)
GPOYW: Happiest-KU-Basketball-Fan-Alive Edition
The sign on the door said, “Allen Fieldhouse court is closed to the public. Do not enter,” but you’d be surprised what a Newsweek business card and some rambling about a Kodachrome road trip will get you. 15 minutes of free reign in the best arena to see a college basketball game!
Big thanks to Dave for being a huge help with my Lawrence photographing, and for snapping this pic for me.
Of course I’m not going to go through Kentucky without making a stop in Versailles (pronounces Ver-sales) to check out the Woodford Reserve distillery! I tried to convince them to give Newsweek a barrel (worth around $9000), but they declined. Not exactly the Christmas spirit, Woodford Reserve.
Welcome to Huntington, WV! 700 miles and 14 hours later, I’ve survived frigid temperatures, driving in white-out conditions on winding mountain roads, and have still managed to take some (what I’m hoping will turn out to be) good pictures. This beer cost $2.50! New York, I do not miss you right now.