After being gifted 30 rolls of the now discontinued Kodachrome film, photographer Stephen Takacs set out to capture images of businesses impacted by the digital photo transition. His cross-country journey started in Portland and ended in Parsons, KS at the last space available to process the Kodachrome film. These photos are now on display in the Faculty Club at OSU. His other project, titled “Travelling Picture Show,” utilizes a homemade, life-size camera obscura that travels around the country. His work here reflects the tactile nature of the camera itself and focuses on laborers who still primarily work with their hands. Information and pictures from this collection can be found at www.brownieinmotion.org.
Stephen Takacs has lectured at The Ohio State University and is a member of the interdisciplinary STEAM Factory. Listen to the interview to hear about the bittersweet process of working with a defunct medium and the change inherent in photography and visit his website.