The point is not Kodachrome but – in this case – film in general. McCurry (who doesn’t know him can simply google the name) has been considered for a lot of time a “film ambassador” and now he says that he is not anymore using not only Kodachrome (that’s obvious) but any other film or slide...
Well, in that case... when film becomes unavailable or unprocessable I'll move on too. I can afford to hold out longer then mcCurry and his peers.
For a color photographer, one in particular who travels a lot, I don't see why he wouldn't be shooting digital nowadays.
I have a love-hate relationship with Kodachrome. Loved 25, hated 64. More correctly, despised 64. :) But yeah, ok, shoot whatever you want to shoot. Nobody's gonna stop you. Until they take YOUR "Kodachrome" away. Been there, done that, thanks Fuji for yanking Reala and Astia from me.
As for the sentiments expressed: A working pro will of course have a different perspective to a bunch of analogue weekend and holiday shooters. Take it for what it is. It is not as if McCurry has pronounced film dead, or is in a position to do so. One can of course also learn from him, in that one has to have an eye on the future of one's craft, and cannot stake it all on a single company with a rocky recent history.
Steve Mccurry went nearly 100% Digital before the End of Kodachrome the Kodachrome thing was just marketing nothing else. He is a good photographer no doubt but his choice of medium shouldn't concern me or other photographer it's his personal choice nothing else.
I don't think it is really good for this site's cause to call sour grapes on people who switch methods of image gathering and for those who say silly things like "Who is Steve McCurry" you know as well as I do how dumb that sounds when you can simply google him and see. Why don't you say what you really mean and parrot out "I don't really care who no longer uses film, I do and will".
Next year will mark my 20th year in using digital for full time pro work. Personally, I am ready to be done with it, overdue in fact. But what I might be ready to be done with more is the internet due to topics like these that make people look like a bunch of whiners. There is one member here who will attest to my reaching the boiling point over the weekend in terms of the web as I totally unplugged from Facebook after too much BS about the industry as well as other factors.
It's just the same old stuff in this kind of thread, someone does not use film anymore, some people did not like Kodachrome, some people did not like Kodachrome 64, blah, blah, blah.....do you even shoot anymore or just talk about it?