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Toowoomba photographer Graham Burstow is saddened by news of the demise of camera company Kodak.
Toowoomba photographer Graham Burstow is saddened by news of the demise of camera company Kodak. Bev Lacey

GRAHAM Burstow is sad that his many Kodak moments have come to an end.

The veteran Toowoomba photographer said the announcement by Eastman Kodak that the New York-based company was filing for bankruptcy signalled the end of an innovative institution.

Mr Burstow said the photographic company had provided him with the tools of his trade for more than 60 years.

"That's very sad because they are responsible for a lot of innovation in photography," Mr Burstow said.

He said he still used film in his work as opposed to digital images because that was how his equipment was set up.

"I have used their Kodachrome film and I'm still using their film developer."

He said Kodachrome prints tended to hold their colour for longer than those made using other film.

Mr Burstow is one of three surviving foundation members of the Australian Photographic Society.

Eastman Kodak has roots which trace back to the 1880s.

The company developed the first digital camera, but did not move quickly enough to capitalise on the technology which has eclipsed the traditional film camera industry.

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