For years I had a bumper sticker on my car that simply said "READ." This is not exactly funny, but I was startled to encounter George Eastman, founder of Kodak*, agreeing with me in his final hour:
...Of course, that's not as it appears: his dying words weren't the same admonition as my old bumper sticker. When you click "Read more," you get what he really said:
I found this on Robert Burley's website in support of his new book The Disappearance of Darkness. I'm not going to link to it here; if you want the book, you should buy it through Robert's site—that way he gets a little more income from it.
Robert has documented the demise of film conscientiously and painstakingly since 2005. The book collects his photographs from his travels, which are indicated in this review at The Economist. The Economist review also quotes Robert Burley saying this:
"I was starting to feel like a blacksmith," he says, recalling the large-format camera kit he would unpack in order to capture his waning industrial subjects.
Good analogy. Photo-Blacksmiths...naw, it'll never catch on.
(Thanks to Ariel E)
*Also a distant cousin of mine, and I am really not joking.
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