Rochester Personified

Rochester is filled with some of the most off-beat, inspiring, surly, passionate and visionary people you will find anywhere. This gallery is a small glimpse into their lives and thoughts.

Rochester Personified #16

Rochester Personified #16

I’ve been playing for about as long as I’ve been alive. I used to play the piano but it is harder to carry on your back. A guitar is like…
Rochester Personified #15

Rochester Personified #15

"I’m from Jamaica. It’s pretty nice here. This is home to me now. Some people say the economics not good but it’s nice to me. I’m a working type. I’ve…
Rochester Personified #14

Rochester Personified #14

“I’ve been married to the same man for 55 years. Crazy, isn't it? 55 years. Sometimes I look in the mirror and say to myself, what the hell am I…
Rochester Personified #11:

Rochester Personified #11:

“We will have been together four years tomorrow? Yes, four years tomorrow!” How did you meet? “I play in a band and she had just moved back to Binghamton. We…
Rochester Personified #10:

Rochester Personified #10:

“My family has been on this block since the late 30’s early 40’s. Now we have a problem in this neighborhood with people coming in and stealing stuff. I’ve lost…
Rochester Personified #8:

Rochester Personified #8:

“My dream is to have my own studio and create jewelry full time. I want to create pieces that mean something to people when they pick it up. I know…
Rochester Personified #7:

Rochester Personified #7:

“I’m working this job so that I can save up to buy a church in Columbus, Georgia. I have a three year plan and I’m on my 2nd year.”