by Tony Karp
Kodachrome memories
 - Central Park Fantasy  - Shot with custom-made lens that had extreme curvature of field. - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Central Park Fantasy - Shot with custom-made lens that had extreme curvature of field.
With the switch to digital and film's limited appeal, Kodak has announced the end of Kodachrome. It was a special process, originally processed only by Kodak. But it yielded outstanding color transparencies with bright colors and high sharpness.

So I'm commemorating the event by showing off some of my Kodachromes, going back fifty years. In that span, I've lost a fair number of them, to things like moves, a two year absence while in the army, and a fire in our house.

Some technical notes. The shots from before 1961 are shot on original Kodachrome, which had a speed of 12 ASA. The later ones are shot on Kodachrome II, which had the blazing speed of 25 ASA. They were made with various Canon cameras and lenses, both rangefinder and SLR. Lenses varied from 19mm to 100mm for most of these pictures. Some of the lenses were custom-made. The macro photos were for an article for Modern Photography, on a new method for shooting macros. They were made with 8mm movie camera lenses, mounted backwards on a Canon bellows, attached to a Canon SLR.
 - Tokyo Tower on a purple afternoon - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Tokyo Tower on a purple afternoon
 - Portrait of Jane Hsiang - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Portrait of Jane Hsiang
 - On the DMZ, Korea - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
On the DMZ, Korea
 - Contrail around the sun - San Francisco - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Contrail around the sun - San Francisco
 - Children in Unchon-ni, Korea - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Children in Unchon-ni, Korea
 - Tokyo Goldfish - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Tokyo Goldfish
 - Statue of Liberty - Custom-made 200mm diffusion lens - 1962 - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Statue of Liberty - Custom-made 200mm diffusion lens - 1962
 - My friend, Sung Kil Ho, in a Korean teahouse - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
My friend, Sung Kil Ho, in a Korean teahouse
 - Mixed-blood orphanage - Korea - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mixed-blood orphanage - Korea
 - Bell tower, Kamakura, Japan - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Bell tower, Kamakura, Japan
 - Mount Wilson, California - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mount Wilson, California
 - Daibutsu Buddha at Kamakura - 19mm lens - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Daibutsu Buddha at Kamakura - 19mm lens
 - Fantasy sunset, New York City - Custom-made 200mm diffusion lens - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Fantasy sunset, New York City - Custom-made 200mm diffusion lens
 - Storm on the California coast - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Storm on the California coast
 - Korean sunset - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Korean sunset
 - Fractured glass macro photo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Fractured glass macro photo
 - Mount Fujiyama, Japan,  from the air - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mount Fujiyama, Japan, from the air
 - Armored personnel carriers, Korea, some post processing - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Armored personnel carriers, Korea, some post processing
 - Tokyo street scene - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Tokyo street scene
 - Children in Unchon ni, Korea - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Children in Unchon ni, Korea
 - Macro photo of an integrated circuit - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Macro photo of an integrated circuit
 - Night falls on Uijongbu, Korea - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Night falls on Uijongbu, Korea
 - Ghost ferry, New York City - Custom-made 200mm diffusion lens - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Ghost ferry, New York City - Custom-made 200mm diffusion lens
 - Macro photo of an interesting bug - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Macro photo of an interesting bug
 - 121 Evac Hospital in winter, Uijongbu, Korea - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
121 Evac Hospital in winter, Uijongbu, Korea
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