……but how much longer will it last?
The end of August, marked the closing of one of the last professional photo labs on Oahu. At this time, I was invited to have pizza with a friend. The 3 of us sat around for a bit while the owner kept working on last minute orders till the very end. Hawaii Pacific Photo has been around since 1995, offering a full lab for film processing and digital photo printing. The times have changed where the mainstream no longer uses film in their cameras or bothers to make any prints since a majority of people just upload their image to some type of social media.
I was unsure of attending such an emotionally strong moment when I didn’t know really know the people that were closing a huge chapter of their life. Even though it was painful to witness, I’m glad I got to be a part of it. I truly hope such a hard working man can land on his feet with new opportunity. The options when working with film just decreased, but I will try to enjoy it as much as possible while it’s still out there.