I honestly didn’t shoot that much, I was so busy just looking around. This was one of the places I’d been wanting to check out since I found out the next Blackburn Reunion would be near Rochester. Just standing in the same rooms that the Great Man stood, walking where he walked, it was special.
Compared to the McMansions that are made today and some of the places I’ve seen Eastman’s house seems modest, even austere in a way. But one thing that I was aware of is that everything is of top quality. There were some very nice grounds with flowers and at least one pond, but I enjoyed the grape vines more, at least they’re something useful. I tasted one too, they’re way too sour. Besides that the only souvenir I took was an acorn that fell from one of the oak trees in his front yard. Everything else has a bit of significance too: a long exposure in the camera obscura, a mirror selfie in Eastman’s study, the nitrate archive, and Eastman’s love of music (wouldn’t let me get close enough to the pipe organ). Probably these pictures aren’t very interesting to anyone but me, that’s ok. If you’re in Rochester and you love shooting on film, go make your own pictures there. Just don’t buy a roll of film in their gift shop, it’s outrageously expensive.