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When I went back home last summer to shoot the Climb to the Clouds race, Cameron and I had some free time in the days ahead of that event. Part of that time we took to drive from New Hampshire over to Rochester New York so that we could meet up with the Direct of Web Strategy and Development at Kodak, Matt Stoffel. Once we made the 6+ hour drive we stopped in at the Genesee Brew House and waited to meet up with Matt. While waiting, one of the fellow film photographers I know from Instagram, Taylor Hendricks, happened to see Cameron and I were in town and stopped by the brew house to hang out for a bit as well. It was really random to run across another photographer who I had only known through their work online.

Matt later came to meet us at the brew house and brought along a nice Hasselblad, H3 I think it was, as well as some rare and discontinued Kodak films. Cameron, Matt, and myself then headed out to do a short photo walk on our way to the Kodak Headquarters. We were lucky enough that Matt was able to give us an amazing tour through some of their facilities and explain more of the history of the headquarters, company, and what may lay ahead for them in the future. Hopefully Kodak will continue to have a base of support with photographers like myself who enjoy the medium and I’m looking forward to when they bring e100g back to the market. Next time we go back to Kodak, hopefully we can see even more and I should also bring a tripod.

Genesee falls in Rochester New York Genesee Falls near downtown Rochester

Cameron Marin in Rochester New York near the Kodak HeadquartersCameron with his Bronica ETRSi outside the Kodak Headquarters

Kodak HeadquartersKodak Headquarters

Kodak sign in the headquartersNice to see you for the first time

Kodak employee old pool and trackFormer pool and track for Kodak employees, apparently color tests were also performed in this area

Hallway full of darkrooms at the Kodak headquartersHallway lined with numerous darkrooms, yes.. I needed a tripod

George Eastman's Memorial at the Kodak HeadquartersGeorge Eastman’s grave site

Buildings at the Kodak HeadquartersFilm production magic happens somewhere in there

Kodak sign at the headquartersAt the production facilities

Cameron Marin shooting at the Kodak HeadquartersI think Cameron was shoot the Kodak sign and buildings behind it

Random picnic table sitting on a high spot out of the Genesee riverRandom picnic table on some rocks in the middle of the Genesee river

Pattern of repeating outcrops of a parking garageParking garage near downtown Rochester

Rochester New York at night looking over the Genesse RiverLooking over the Genesee River to the Kodak Headquarters

Kodak Headquarters at nightTighter shot with my 150mm lens instead of the 80mm

Stairs up to a parking garage in Rochester New YorkParking garage entrance

Bridges over the Genesee RiverDos bridges

Pedestrian bridge over the Genesee RiverBuildings on State Street


Last summer when I went back to New Hampshire to shoot the Subaru Climb to the Clouds hill climb event, Cameron and I spent a few days prior to that shooting some other things first. We spent some time at his friend and race teammate, Alex’s, garage to shoot some photos and video for his business. My black and white film photos were shot with my Toyo VX125 on Fujifilm Acros 100 and the color photos were shot with my Rolleiflex 6008 on Kodak Portra 400. the This may become my new format of showing photos I’ve shot. I’m thinking to post a couple of my favorites to social media and then post full sets in the blog and then later rotate my favorites into the portfolio.

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services

Black & white interior shot of AVA Restoration services' tool boxes

Black & white shot of AVA Restoration services parts boxes

Color photo looking head on into the bays at Ava Restoration

Color photo of book shelf full of car technical manuals at Ava Restoration Services

Color photo of a BMW 2002 with it's hood up in Ava Restoration Services

Color photo of low angle shot of grey Jaguar E-Type and Ava Restoration Services

Color photo looking at cabinets and work bench in Ava Restoration

Color photo looking behind the counter at Ava Restoration Services


My brother, Cam, was out in LA for a few days last week so we could work on shooting a book or series of photos. He ended up bringing out his nearly mint Yashica 124g which I had a chance to try and use more while he was here. I love how quiet and stable it is, I was able to get most shots hand-held at 1/15th or even 1/8th of a second without much of a problem. The only thing that was difficult was getting use to the meter, fortunately using the Caffenol C-C-L recipe in a semi-stand way was able to pull out quite a lot of detail despite the film being 2-3 stops under-exposed.