urban project 2

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This building stood where the Bausch and Lomb building stands today in downtown Rochester.  It held retail stores, offices and some residential before it was torn down. I liked the way the side of the building was painted and when I found this slide it brought back memories.  I like photos that are just design elements or just color for color sake.  By the time I took this photo I had a good job and I was making real money (it wasn’t much but it was real).  I could splurge once in a while for some color and I tried to make the most of it.  I loved black and white but color was exciting and inspirational.


12 thoughts on “urban project 2

  1. John Linn

    Ken, you continue to unearth some prizes. The first photo, I cannot place or remember, although I have been in Rochester since 1970 so I must have seen it. I do remember a time when the B&L building was not there. That was a pretty wild paint job, but I guess that is what it was like in the ’70s. Today I can’t imagine something as bodacious being tolerated… even in less respectable urban locations.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, John. If it wasn’t for the photo I would never remember what was on that site. The years pile up and my memory gets shorter. but I did like the building with the interesting graphic painted on.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Art. Yes this is a fairly new blog but a continuation of my old blog ONEOWNER, which is no longer available.
      The D600 is simply the best camera I’ve ever owned. There is not a hint of regret in buying it and I would recommend it to anyone.

  2. LensScaper

    That is a tremendous collection of images – just the type of images that I hope I would have ‘seen’. The pick of the bunch is that first one. the surreal messing with perspective is imaginative and the wall painting so well executed. Well captured Ken.

  3. ehpem

    What an amazing collection! I would be very happy to shoot one like this every month or two. I am particularly grabbed by the wood (47) and paint (29).

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. I don’t venture into these parts of town like I used to very much. Still a high crime rate only now I can’t run as fast.


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