A portrait, in different locations, of 36 different people from Kodak. From the chairman to the Janitor.While I would have gone with the idea of landscapes in National Parks as being the end of the last roll, this one does seem fitting for such a beautiful film.
Get them misty about their jobs, record their thoughts on what they loved about what they did. Get them emotionally built up and then catch images so punchy and full of emotion that anyone who looks through them can't help but think what a shame it is and think about what we've lost
While I understand and appreciate the point Ewinter is making, IMHO that would have made a depressing video ... like a funeral, if I may say so.
I am sure we all would agree that we would make 36 totally different images than what Steve came up with ... but I think I understand why Steve went with those particular 36 images ... the images he made, so many years ago, in the sub-continent made him famous and thrust him into the "A" list photographers ... and he is a New Yorker, so I suppose it was his way of paying his tribute to a great tool (Kodachrome) in his favorite venues ... its like any sports person, apart from their home venue they all have a favorite venue that they really like because they've always scored well at that venue or it is the venue where they became famous etc. I like how Nat Geo made that video with Steve McCurry, it is not depressing, yet it make you feel nostalgic about a bygone era and at the same time it is uplifting, especially when you see yesteryear super stars like Robert De Niro, Amitabh Bachchan & Steve himself who are still very much relevant today, just like all those images made with Kodachrome many decades ago.