Times Square Building, Rochester, NY on Flickr.

A shot of the Times Square Building in downtown Rochester, NY. This late-Deco style building was designed by Ralph Thomas Walker of Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker and features four aluminum “Wings of Progress” as its crowning adornment.

Shot on Walgreens Color 400 film using a Contax G3 and 28mm lens.

Scanned on an Epson V500.

Powers Building, Rochester on Flickr.

The Powers Building in downtown Rochester, NY on the corners of State Street and West Main Street.

This interesting building was designed by Andrew Jackson Warner for Daniel Powers, who wanted it to be the tallest building in Rochester.

Shot on Ilford Pan F+ using a Kodak Retina II (011) with an Ektar 47mm f/2 lens.

Developed in HC-110F for 9.5 minutes at 70F. Scanned on an Epson V500.

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse on Flickr.

The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse was built in 1822 to guide ships into the Genesee River safely. It was built on Hincher family land, a well-known family involved in the very little skirmishes of the War of 1812.

Shot on Ilford FP4+ at ASA 125 and developed in XTOL 1+1.

Scanned on an Epson V500

Pine Grove Loading Docks on Flickr.

Pine Grove Loading Docks

The Carriage Barn on Flickr.

The Carriage Barn at Pine Grove Dairy in Skaneateles, NY.

Shot on Kodak High Contrast Copy film at ASA 12 using a Cokin Red 25A filter. Ricoh XR-7, 50mm at f/8.

Developed in HC-110 dilution B for 5 min at 70F.

Scanned on an Epson V500 

The Gorge on Flickr.

Taughannock Falls Gorge on Kodak High Contrast Copy (Eastman 5069).

Shot at ASA 12 on a Ricoh XR-7 and developed in HC-110B for 5min at 70F.

Scanned on an Epson V500

Catie posing on the bridge on Flickr.

My wife posing on a footbridge over the Taughannock Falls State Park Marina inlet.

Shot on Kodak High Contrast Copy Film (Eastman 5069) at ASA 12 using a Ricoh XR-7 with a Sears 135mm f/2.8 lens.

Developed at home in HC-110B for 5 minutes at 70F, and then scanned on an Epson v500.

Shooting with Eastman 5069 has been an interesting experiment. It had enough silver in it to use for pictorial purposes, but you need to shoot it around ASA 12. In dim situations, 6 is absolutely required. It’s very very contrasty, as the name would imply, but also has very limited dynamic range because of that. It also has severe reciprocity failure, with any exposures longer than 1 second turning pure white, even when metered properly.

Taughannock Falls, Ulysses, NY

Pine Grove Dairy, Skaneateles, NY

Riverside Rochester. Charlotte Social Club and Scuttlebutt’s in Charlotte, NY (at Scuttlebutts Restaurant and Bar)

Genesee Lighthouse, Charlotte, NY. (at Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse)

Hello #ROC. (at Corn Hill Landing)

Powers Building. Main Street, Rochester, NY (at Powers Building)



I just gave a bunch of 35 mm film to my coworker Does this mean I’m the film person now??

Wuuu you’re the best!

My current bag (pardon the cell phone pic! Was being lazy!)

- Leather hardside case gifted by patternsoflightandshadow

- Kodak Retina II (011) with a Lumenized 47mm f/2 Ektar lens and shoe-mounted Sekonic L-136 meter.

- Franka Rolfix with Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/3.5 lens and the 6x6 mask.

- Sirui T-005 aluminum travel tripod (great tool! Highly recommended!)

- 120 film: Kodak E100G, Fuji Reala 100, Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 100

- 35mm film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak Ektar 100, and Ilford Pan F Plus 50 loaded in the Retina

- Micron 0.5mm pen

- Kwik precision screwdriver pen

- Lens cleaner pen

- Microfiber cleaning cloth

- Cable release

- Field Notes pocket notebook

- Homemade exposure cheat sheet