Ending a century-old tradition, Eastman Kodak Co. will soon stop making black-and-white photographic paper, a niche product for fine-art photographers and hobbyists that is rapidly being supplanted by digital-imaging systems. Kodak… will discontinue production of the paper, specially designed for black-and-white film, at the end of this year. But the world’s biggest film manufacturer will continue to make black-and-white film and chemicals for processing [source]
Now this looks like a very appropriate reason for me to stop dreaming of transforming that unused bathroom in the house into a darkroom 😥 See, developing and printing black-and-white photos is less expensive and less intensive compared to the entire color D&P process. The only big hindrance that I’m seein through this now dead project was the enlarger.
Well, there goes another massive blow to film photography.