Wednesday, May 30, 2007
In the meantime, there are some new pics posted on our various flickrs. It's always fun to look at pics of people. Check them out!
Monday, May 21, 2007
As Kodak moves to digital and outsources more and more, such large spaces aren't needed anymore. The Marketing Education Center (MEC) where my dad worked for many years is still vacant. Add to that Elmgrove (left in 1999), a handful of buildings in Kodak Park, and several other buildings are/were being demolished, put up for sale, or offered for rent. This is not new news, buildings and products have been slowly downsized and as such they have even been the subject of documentary films, including "The Last Slide Projector," and short films. The artist Tacita Dean was spurred to make several films after learning that a film facility was closing down [Addendum: my film friends are disputing her understanding of what kind of film in the interview, I will try to nail down more and post on this soon]. She traveled to the French manufacturing plant to make Kodak, Noir et Blanc, and Found Obsolescence (all 2006). Her work is now showing at the Guggenheim. You can read an interview with Dean concerning her films about film here.
In keeping with the ideas of the last 2 posts, I think this requires a new approach: You are getting sleepy....buy Kodak, buy Kodak...
More info on the sale/auction at this link
(and you can click on the below image for a closer look): www.cbre.com/usa/us/ny/rochester+partner/property/kodakparksouth
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The amazing photoblogger Christian Patterson recently found an animated gif that touts "FILM IS NOT DEAD!" and has invited others to copy and post it. (He also found the PRC's color photography timeline a little while back.) The changing world of film and photo has long been an interest of mine. As you can see by the the following post, I am a product of a Kodak family and several family members and friends still work for Kodak (I hope), thus I am keen to spread the word of film!
Bummer, I couldn't figure out to save and post this so it blinks,
until then here are the urls. I'll keep trying.
Feel free to copy this and keep it going....
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
1.) My dad named T-Max film
3.) My last name should be Green, not Brown
3.5) This same grandfather helped to design the engine on the first plane to break the sound barrier, Model B-29, the Bell X-1. He went to Syracuse for aerospace engineering but never finished due to the depression and later worked for Bell Aircraft of Buffalo. He died when my father was 18, so I never met him. The plane is on display at the Smithsonian.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
I have to have a blog day, but it has just been so beautiful out (finally). Here are the posts I owe:
- One on our Picture Show closing film night with Zampano's Playhouse and the films and amazing artwork of Joseph Cornell at the Peabody Essex
- The 5 things meme, yes Jeremias I promise I'll do it! It's in my drafts I swear.
Jeff Wall, "A Sudden Gust of Wind (After Hokusai)" (1993), MoMA, From: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/02/24/arts/design/20070224_WALL_SLIDESHOW_3.html