|Kodak Ektachrome Infrared EIR. Photo by Aldo Altamirano.|
We are film (“analogue”) photographers who, as any artist, amateur or professional, spend a lot of money on the materials and tools needed to execute our art. As some artists buy paint, and others clay, we buy photographic film. And just as a painter without the rights paints cannot paint, without the right choice of film we cannot create our products – be it for profit, pleasure, or both.Jasmin G, who's based-in United Kingdom recently opened a petition to call upon Kodak Alaris and Lomographische AG to work together in order to resume production of Kodak Aerochrome EIR film. This product was a truly unique film, producing effects otherwise unobtainable in film photography. In recruiting film photographers to sign this petition he said: “Whilst we commend the tireless efforts of Lomographische and their partners to create a new film approximating some of the effects of Aerochrome, we see Lomochrome Purple as an exciting complement to Aerochrome, but not a replacement.”
The reason calling up because of the high prices commanded on online auction sites for the few remaining rolls of Aerochrome, and the great success of Lomochrome Purple, are a testament to the huge unmet demand within the photographic community for this film.
The petition already has more than 140 supporters and still need more than 800 people to finish it. You can turn your signature into dozens more by sharing this petition and recruiting people you know to sign. And here, below is a small selection of sample images were taken by using Kodak Aerochrome EIR film.
|Farm by tsiklonaut|
|untitled by Jordan Janisse|
|Cormatin castle, Burgundy, France by Braca Nadezdic|
|It's April by Peter de Graaff|
|Kodak EIR First roll by +Earl+|