the design favourite of hipsters … and al-Qaida
When I approached Casio’s PR team for some information about their bestselling model, I got a curt email response saying: “Casio is not making any further comment on the F-91W watch at this point in time.” Is this a case of too much negative publicity? Is the fact that Osama Bin Laden himself wears an F-91W bad for the brand’s street cred? Yes and no. Arguably, it is a ringing endorsement of the product’s lethal reliability. Many brands would embrace that cult status.
Today is the day that Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas, the last lab on the planet to process Kodachrome, stops developing the iconic film forever. When Kodak stopped producing the film last year, they gave me the last roll. When I finished shooting the final frames, I hand-delivered it to Parsons. Here are a few of those last 36 frames.
Dwayne’s Photo developed the final rolls
One of our most famous clients, The Beatles, recorded 90% of their recordings at Abbey Road studios. In April 1969, they came together to record their final album as a group and titled it ‘Abbey Road.’ This album became their best selling work and featured the now iconic image of the zebra crossing outside the studios on the front cover.
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