Kodak Humor
Christian Sandström holds a PhD from ChalmersUniversity of Technology, Sweden. He writes and speaksabout disruptive innova...
(The following images come from Kodak’s abandoned site in          Järfälla, outside of Stockholm, Sweden)
Kodak’s former film processing lab outside of Stockholm has  been subject to a lot of vandalism since the early 2000s.
Back in the 1990s Kodak had to figure out some way to            handle the coming revolution…
… One idea was to launch ‘hybrid’ products – which were a   mix between digital imaging and film photography.
Kodak made its profits on film, and if digital imagingcould be used to expand the film business, it would           presen...
The Kodak Advantix film was essentially one of those           attempts at hybrid products.
But once the digital revolution came into motion,            sales decreased rapidly.
Advantix was withdrawn from the market in 2004. A huge  development project had resulted in moderate sales.
At a meeting in the early 1990s, a Kodakexecutive named Terry Faulkner was the only    one opposing the Advantix project.
He thought it would be wiser to invest    this money in digital imaging.
Right or wrong – we’ll never know.
But it’s striking how quickly hybrid products died once digital imaging started to prosper in the early 2000s.
When buildings started to be demolished in Kodak park(Rochester), Faulkner watched one of these events and       documente...
The following images feature the destruction of Kodak’sbuilding 69, which was the main home of the Photographic Technology...
Faulkner scanned a piece of Advantix film, and combined it with his images of the collapsing        building 69 using Phot...
Quite a remarkable and funny illustration of the problems               Kodak has encountered:
Quite a Kodak Moment.
Thanks to:Terry Faulkner
Find out more about Kodak:www.christiansandstrom.org
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging
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Kodak Humor and Digital Imaging

  1. 1. Kodak Humor
  2. 2. Christian Sandström holds a PhD from ChalmersUniversity of Technology, Sweden. He writes and speaksabout disruptive innovation and technological change.
  3. 3. (The following images come from Kodak’s abandoned site in Järfälla, outside of Stockholm, Sweden)
  4. 4. Kodak’s former film processing lab outside of Stockholm has been subject to a lot of vandalism since the early 2000s.
  5. 5. Back in the 1990s Kodak had to figure out some way to handle the coming revolution…
  6. 6. … One idea was to launch ‘hybrid’ products – which were a mix between digital imaging and film photography.
  7. 7. Kodak made its profits on film, and if digital imagingcould be used to expand the film business, it would present a great opportunity.
  8. 8. The Kodak Advantix film was essentially one of those attempts at hybrid products.
  9. 9. But once the digital revolution came into motion, sales decreased rapidly.
  10. 10. Advantix was withdrawn from the market in 2004. A huge development project had resulted in moderate sales.
  11. 11. At a meeting in the early 1990s, a Kodakexecutive named Terry Faulkner was the only one opposing the Advantix project.
  12. 12. He thought it would be wiser to invest this money in digital imaging.
  13. 13. Right or wrong – we’ll never know.
  14. 14. But it’s striking how quickly hybrid products died once digital imaging started to prosper in the early 2000s.
  15. 15. When buildings started to be demolished in Kodak park(Rochester), Faulkner watched one of these events and documented it with his (digital) camera.
  16. 16. The following images feature the destruction of Kodak’sbuilding 69, which was the main home of the Photographic Technology Division. This division was one of the major champions of Advantix inside Kodak.
  17. 17. Faulkner scanned a piece of Advantix film, and combined it with his images of the collapsing building 69 using Photoshop.
  18. 18. Quite a remarkable and funny illustration of the problems Kodak has encountered:
  19. 19. Quite a Kodak Moment.
  20. 20. Thanks to:Terry Faulkner
  21. 21. Find out more about Kodak:www.christiansandstrom.org

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