Kodachrome Dreams


Not too long ago a small local newspaper up here in Maine ran an article about a guy who had collected countless rolls of undeveloped film.  It started with one roll of Kodachrome from a discarded camera but soon became the reason he would rummage around thrift stores when driving around the country.  Over the years he collected a huge stash and finally had it all developed.

The result of his obsession is a site called MangoFalls where he's posted hundreds of images from those rolls of film that he dragged around for so long.  You won't find any scenic snapshots.  It's all about the people and their fashions from the 50's and 60's.  I suppose it's possible that you might even see someone you know. 

The metal body was battered and the lens looked like a coke bottle that had been dragged down 5 miles of asphalt. The camera had been dead a long time. I was about to set it down when I noticed that there was a roll of film inside. I slowly rewound the film, popped the door, and was rewarded with a pristine roll of Kodachrome. I asked the guy at the counter how much he wanted for it. "Gimme a quarter" he replied. I paid the man and drove home with the mystery roll.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by bert.

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The content may be fascinating, but the way the background image reloads each time you move to the next slide meant I could only be arsed to view the first few. Shame - it looked quite nice.
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It`s easier just to break into people`s homes and steal their cameras. Plus, you get to sell their stuff for drug money.
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