New book celebrates Kodachrome photography in '50s and '60s Victoria
A new book that shines a light on classic 1950s and 60s film photography in Victoria has hit the shelves.
Visions of Victoria - The Magic of Kodachrome Film 1950-1975 by Nick Anchen, is a self-published 'labour of love.'
"The publication came about because of my love of old colour images, especially high quality Kodachrome transparencies from the 1950s and 60s," Anchen explains.
Kodachrome film became commercially available in Australia in the early 1950s, and with its vibrant colours and grainless quality, it quickly became the film of choice for many photographers of the day.
The book primarily features the work of two Melbourne photographers, Peter Ralph and Bernie Kelly, along with a number of other Kodachrome shooters who have opened their collections for the book.
"The book is a celebration of the wonders of Kodachrome film, which has a beautiful colour saturation and sharpness, and its own distinctive three dimensional 'look'", says Anchen.
"My aim has been to produce a book which takes a reader on a journey back in time, to a very different Melbourne and Victoria. I have attempted to capture a real sense of the social history of the times."
Visions of Victoria is available now though all good book stores, or from Nick Anchen directly at sierraaustralia.com.