Route 66 is a famous highway that crosses the United States, connecting Santa Monica, California on the west with Chicago, Illinois toward the east. It was one of the original highways of the US Highway System.
The route is also the subject of a project by photographer Natalie Slater, titled “The Mother Road Revisited.” Slater found old photos of the route from decades ago and rephotographed them as they appear today.
Instant photos are fun and were at one time super popular, but they aren’t exactly cheap. Shooting with new Impossible Project film costs about $3 per shot these days. But what if you could shoot casual instant snapshots on a physical medium for less than a penny per shot?
2014 Olympus BioScapes Competition Winners —Olympus BioScapes
A pair of high school sweethearts named Kevin and Molly got engaged this past week after being together for 7 years. To document his proposal, rather than hire a photographer or task a friend with hiding in the bushes, Kevin chose to take his unsuspecting girlfriend into a photo booth that captures both photos and video. The video above is what resulted.
Eastman Kodak Co.’s Bankruptcy, Finally and Officially, is Over —Democrat & Chronicle
Today Kodak’s business focus is almost solely on printing-related products, services and technologies.
That bankruptcy also came at a high cost. The company spent $245.2 million on attorneys, accountants and other Chapter 11-required expenses. And while it ended 2011 with roughly 5,100 workers locally, it finished out 2013 with 2,300 due to layoffs and spinoffs. Meanwhile, the end-of-2014 headcount to be announced early next year will undoubtedly be even smaller.
eBay and Craigslist are two services photographers often turn to if they’re trying to buy or sell some used camera gear. It looks like Facebook may be gunning for a piece of that pie.
The company is testing a new feature that’s allowing some users to sell goods in Facebook groups with an official new “Sell Something” feature. The new post type creates a simple for sale listing that’s reminiscent of what you might see on Craigslist.