Reports State That Kodak Alaris is Looking to Sell Assets

Kodak Alaris are apparently looking to sell of their paper, film, and photo chemical assets; and it’s sort of complicated.

Sources say that the owners of Kodak Alaris may be looking to sell some or all of their film, paper and photo chemical assets in an attempt to offset some $2.7 billion worth of debt. This news comes as quite a shock seeing as late last year they successfully launched 35mm Ektachrome film, and just the other day the company announced that Ektachrome would be coming to both Medium Format and Large Format cameras.  Continue reading…

Kodak Ektachrome Will Soon Come in Large Format in Addition to 120

Film cameras are far from dead, and the success of Kodak Alaris’s Ektachrome E100 film is proof.

Medium Format and Large Format camera users could certainly have something to look forward in the coming months. Kodak Alaris recently went on record to say that following the successful launch of Ektachrome E100 35mm film late last year, the company has decided to bring Ektachrome E100 to Medium Format 120 film, and Large Format sheets, and that it hit could be ready for sale within the next few of months! Join us after the break for more info. Continue reading…

Those Rolls of Kodak Ektachrome 100 Going Out Are Beta Only; Still Awaiting Final Results

A few photographers recently revealed on social media that boxes of Kodak Ektachrome 100 35mm slide film were sent to them by Kodak for beta testing, sparking analog envy from fellow photographers also awaiting the return of this iconic film stock.

They say good things come to those who wait and it seems Kodak is bent on making us wait just a little more before we get the Kodak Ektachrome 100 slide film in our eager hands. The last time the film giant gave us any major piece of news was in June when they teased us with a bunch of new film scans. While it got us all hyped up anew, we couldn’t help but wonder just when exactly will this prized, iconic film stock be back on the market and in our cameras?

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Kodak Alaris Launches a New Daylight Single Use Camera in Europe

Attention film photographers and disposable camera fans in Europe! You guys might want to check out your film dealers for a new daylight single use camera recently announced by Kodak Alaris.

Believe it or not, the good old disposable camera lives on. Kodak Alaris has released a treat for the growing number of film photographers and creatives celebrating its simplicity and vintage aesthetic. The company recently released a new single use camera for daylight outdoor use, loaded with 800 ISO film. Whether you’ve been shooting with disposable cameras for a while or have been wanting to pick up one again for your next trip or special occasion, this is definitely good news.

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Wondering Where Kodak Ektachrome is? Here’s an Update (Sort of)

So many of us are waiting with credit card in hand to get some Kodak Ektachrome

Earlier this year, Kodak announced that Kodak Ektachrome would be coming back to market. Initially they slated it to holiday season 2017; and for the most part they’re not off from that. The marketing and review samples are due to go out next month apparently. Kodak announced earlier this year that full production runs are going to be going out to the masses in Q1 of 2018. So are they still on track?

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Eastman Kodak to Layoff Over 400 Workers; But Film Probably Isn’t Being Affected

Sadly, things aren’t looking extremely great for Kodak right now

Unfortunately, things aren’t looking so stellar for Kodak right now. Specifically, we’re referencing Eastman Kodak who produces a lot of those interesting Kodak branded products like 3D cameras, the Kodak Ektra, software, printing systems, etc. The company formed after Kodak emerged from Chapter 11 back in 2013. But unfortunately, they’re also the producer of Kodak motion picture film. And while Kodak Portra, Ektar, Tri-X and Gold aren’t tied to Eastman Kodak but instead Kodak Alaris, the layoff and lower profits could mean a few problems.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kodak Ektachrome 100 is Coming Back in 35mm Format

In a super shocking announcement being made today at CES 2017, Kodak is bringing back one of their iconic films: Kodak Ektachrome 100. The announcement goes hand in hand with the emulsion being available in both Super 8 and 35mm still formats. Back in 2012, Kodak discontinued the film citing sales that weren’t as strong as they needed. Last year, 2016, was the fourth anniversary of its discontinuance. Kodak Ektachrome was recommended as the replacement for Kodachrome, and for a short time was Kodak’s only available slide film. Then it disappeared, and Kodak had none available on the market.

But in Q4 of 2017, we’re getting Kodak Ektachrome back.

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Navid Baraty’s Intersection Series Features Breath Taking City Views

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All photos taken by and used with permission from Navid Baraty. Visit his website at www.NavidBaraty.com to see more of his work or follow him on Twitter at @navidj and on Facebook.

The stunning photographs from award-winning Brooklyn photographer Navid Baraty’s Intersection series are essentially vignettes of the bustling streets of New York City and Tokyo. The perspective his images present to the viewers, however, are unlike the thousands, even millions of street photographs taken of these cities.

He took his shots from strategic vantage point and precarious angles, pointing down. Why, you ask? Well Baraty himself tells the Phoblographer,

“I started the Intersection series in NYC as a way to really showcase the heart of the city. After seeing countless skyline photos of NYC, I found that the real life of the city can best be captured by pointing the lens straight down from high above. You feel the energy and flow of the city–the constant stream of yellow taxis lining the avenues, the waves of pedestrians hurriedly crossing at the change of traffic signals, little figures disappearing into the subway stations, the chorus of honking horns and sirens. I’ve also been returning to some of the rooftops to shoot the city at night. The feeling of the city from above completely changes from daytime through twilight and into darkness.”

Baraty’s rooftop haunts resulted in these wonderful photographs. He not only documented the mesmerizing and colorful everyday scenes down below, but also captured the fascinating urban geometric lines and curves, the quiet chaos and the disarming order, which are virtually invisible unless seen from high above.

The overall effect is so stunning, so effectively eye-catching that you’d want to decorate your apartment walls with them.

The MTA Arts for Transit did, and in a New York City subway no less. If you think you’ve seen some of Baraty’s photographs before, it’s probably because you did, in a Kodak Alaris-sponsored exhibit at the Bowling Green Station in Manhattan where they will inspire and impress commuters and urbanites throughout 2014.

See some of the photos from the Intersection series after the jump.

 

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Kodak Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging Businesses Now Kodak Alaris

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We recently informed you about the acquisition of Kodak’s Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging business by the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan. Now that the acquisition is completed, the company re-emerges under the new name Kodak Alaris. The new company keeps the right to distribute products under the Kodak brand, which means we’ll continue to see film- and photo-related products from Kodak as we’re used to, which is good news for those of us who love to load their cameras with Tri-X or Portra. There’s no word yet whether Kodak Alaris aims to further cut down 35mm film production, or if they intend to introduce new emulsions in the future. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how things develop. At least we know that Kodak photographic films aren’t quite dead yet.

Via Japan Camera Hunter