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 #6:

Rochester Personified #6:

“Look out Jimmy Carter.” Wow I didn’t know you could grow peanuts outdoors this far north. “Yup, I buy raw peanuts from Walmart and just put them right in the…
Rochester Personified #5:

Rochester Personified #5:

Did you guys disagree about opening a restaurant? “You know what? He’s the house and I’m the foundation of the house. He’s the man and I’m the woman. He has…
Rochester Personified #4:

Rochester Personified #4:

"I got this dress from a fabulous woman who traded it for one of my paintings. It [the painting] was of a goat. I think I got the better deal."
Rochester Personified #3:

Rochester Personified #3:

"I had my first cigarette in Princeton, New Jersey when I was 18 - well - about 18. Tried to quit about 16 times. I've since quit trying to quit."
Rochester Personified #2:

Rochester Personified #2:

"I just love the cheese at the public market. I know it isn't good for you [patting chest], that's why I always eat an apple with my cheese to keep…
Rochester Personified #1:

Rochester Personified #1:

"Take the soap, it's free. All I ask is that you come back and tell me your story after you use it. I guarantee you will have a story cuz…