I visited a local photo lab the other day to print my 2020 portfolio. I hadn’t been there for a long time and I wondered if he was still doing film. He had often grumbled that hardly anyone brought film in and maybe he should just get rid of his Fuji film developing machine.
So imagine my surprise when I walked in for the first time in a couple of years and found he had hundreds of rolls of Kodak ProImage 100 and Fujicolor C200 for sale. “Who’s buying this?” I asked. It turns out that the youth of Gangneung (including students at the two universities and the college) have discovered film and old cameras. He also has a boatload of Kodak disposable cameras for those who want to have a go at film but don’t yet want to invest in a film camera.
I like ProImage 100 film, so I’ll start buying and developing it there. He has the last film service in this province, so I should support him, what?