This is the open letter from Kodak Alaris to all Lomographers:
Kodak-Alaris-Lomo-letter.jpg (click here to download the letter as a PDF file)
It says that Alaris are committed to:
- "trusted and beloved Kodak-still-camera film products", and:
- "the widest range of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions for labs".
It also says:
"More importantly, we will continue to offer the full portfolio of photographic films and papers." It then mentions Portra films, Tri-X and Endura Metallic paper.
Whatever I think of Lomography (as a company), I'm glad that these Kodak products will still be around.
About the "Kodak Alaris and Lomography Partner Up" statement. It looks like that the new "Kodak Alaris Company" is the successor of the "Eastman Kodak Company" for the manufacturing of film and paper and that Lomography agreed to sell these products through their channels. So it is probably not a real joint venture or something and the Kodak films and papers should be available through other sources as well, thus keeping the prices from rising to Lomo levels.