I watched the film Kodachrome, and I'm now committed to capturing moments on film

Kodachrome film
(Image credit: Netflix)

There aren't many films that I have recently resonated with, but recently I sat down and watched one that I've wanted to see for a while, Kodachrome, and I'm glad I did as it resonated with me on a personal level, and why I'm picking up my film camera more in the digital age.

Kodachrome is a Netflix movie  about Ben, a famous photographer estranged from his son Matt for over a decade, who is terminally ill with liver cancer. Despite their strained relationship, Ben asks Matt to drive him to Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas, USA the last place that's developing Kodak's famous Kodachrome film, before the service is discontinued forever. Ben has four rolls of film he urgently wants to develop, capturing his life's work and legacy.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.