Kodachrome Magnificence: A foray into a grandfather's life through images of work and pleasure

Tristan Hotham

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This is a book about discovering your ancestors through the images they leave behind. My grandpa died when I was very young, but I am lucky he had a passion for photography as I can learn about his life through his eyes via his pictures. He created thousands of slides covering both work and pleasure, even better it was all in Kodachrome.

My grandfather worked as an architect and town planner, he designed buildings and planned housing developments. He was very influenced by European design, spending 26 years building people houses and making life better for thousands. He was also very well travelled, photographing the world in beautiful colour, from bullet ridden Beirut hotels to neon lit northern European backstreets he captured a world that is now lost.

This book gathers the best of his photography work, across hundreds of images as yet unseen to the world, we gain a glimpse into the world of post-war architecture, as well as what it was like to travel the world in the era before mass-tourism. Through high quality scans we can see through my grandfather's eyes via the lens of Kodak's Kodachrome.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages80
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-008-98483-7
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • kodachrome
  • architecture
  • travel
  • photography
  • photos
  • kodak


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