Louis Armstrong at the Pyramids

Louis Armstrong at the Pyramids, 1961

‘Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, atop a camel, enchants the ancient sphinx and pyramids at Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, on January 28, 1961. His wife Lucille, lower left, records the scene on film. The Armstrongs are on a U.S. State Department-sponsored Goodwill Tour of Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo)’

The Atlantic

(Via HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT.)

Flower Hoodcap Combines Camera Lens Cap and Hood

Flower Hoodcap Combines Camera Lens Cap and Hood

Flower Hoodcap by Rhie Hyi Joong and Lee Sang Hwa

Flower Hoodcap by Rhie Hyi Joong and Lee Sang Hwa

The Flower Hoodcap design concept is an ingenious combination lens cap and lens hood for a DSLR camera. The concept was created by Rhie Hyi Joong and Lee Sang Hwa, design students at Seoul National University of Science and Technology.

via Yanko Design

(Via Laughing Squid.)

Kodachrome film end of life, again

Kodachrome film is seriously at the end of its life — again

Kodachrome film is iconic enough that there have now been several ‘goodbye, Kodachrome‘ news stories, and we just couldn’t resist one more. This time, our tale is of Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas (which we’ve had occasion to reference once before), a film processing store which has the distinction of being the final place to accept Kodachrome for development. The problem? The store has been flooded with packages of undeveloped film from all over the world as the window for its processing comes to an end. It turns out that having that distinction will get you hundreds of rolls of film a day, and Dwayne’s Photo said that it would not process any films that arrived after Thursday. Yes, that was yesterday, though the mail is undoubtedly still arriving.Permalink   

(Via Engadget.)