Schneider 150mm f/4 PQS

With Fujifilm discontinuing Acros I’m starting to test other B&W films I haven’t worked with much to see how they fair in caffenol. I have been hoping to find a film as flexible that could be shot from 100-1600iso on the same roll similar to Acros, though that is a tall order. For this roll I shot Kodak T-Max 100 from 100-800iso and developed it in caffenol c-h for 15min at 68f. The 100-400iso shots came out pretty well, though a little thinner than I expected. The 800iso shots were totally unusable, I’m not sure if increasing development time would even fix that, but I might try again and also try caffenol c-l and do that as a semi-stand method. To get the recipes, check out this book.

Looking west on 6th street as cars drive by

Hanging underwear turned into lights

It's just here to raise your rent

Secret Nightcore meet stopped in a foggy spot on Angeles Crest Highway

The Evo 7 and FRS shining their lights into the fog

Moonlight only highlighting the cars

My dirty engine bay on the Evo

Looking down the side of my dirty Evo


Since last year I feel like I’ve been neglecting using my Rollei the most out of my cameras, despite how much I usually love how the photos turn out. I think it is mainly due to its size and weight and if I’m going to carry that amount of weight I usually prefer to take my 4×5 out. Though since I can’t really do spur of the moment photos with the 4×5 I’ve been trying to take the Rollei out a bit more this year. These are just some of the black and white shots I took while walking around during the 10th Anniversary of Night on Broadway and some from just walking around downtown.

Ace Hotel Theater during the 10th anniversary of night on BroadwayAce Hotel Theater during the 10th anniversary of night on Broadway

People roaming around for the 10th Anniversary of Night on BroadwayPeople roaming around

Silhouettes of people gathering to get pupusas from a food truckSilhouettes of people gathering to get pupusas from a food truck

Sun shining down drawing shadows out of the Caltrans buildingSun shining down drawing shadows out of the Caltrans building

Always a car shoot happening at Lower GrandAlways a car shoot happening at Lower Grand


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