From the Desk of Modern Photography

If you know me, you know that photography has been a focus of my life for the last decade. The reason I take photos is for not only for my own memory, but for the memory of family and friends in the future to look back on. This visit to the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York confirmed my love for looking back on not only old memories but for photography and creative inspiration as well.

 George Eastman (left) feeding film to a camera with Thomas Edison (right).

George Eastman (left) feeding film to a camera with Thomas Edison (right).

The George Eastman Museum houses the life work of American Entrepreneur and Philanthropist George Eastman, otherwise known as the Creator of Modern Photography. George Eastman founded Eastman Kodak in 1888. Yes, photography has been around this long thanks to this man. 

When you walk through the halls of his home, you can get a sense of his creativity through the art and style he possessed.

The most memorable room in the house is is his main room where he would entertain guests on a regular basis. 

Not only can you walk through the mansion, but there are galleries built around the old house. We took plenty of time in the "History of Photography Gallery" where old cameras, photos and Kodak memorabilia were found. 

George Eastman donated over $100 million before his death in 1932. All the money went into education and health institutions in Rochester, New York and MIT.

Then there's his office. Where all his magical thoughts of entrepreneurship and innovation were created. Even till this day you'll find his camera that still sits on his desk. Now to say I left uninspired would be an understatement. Now go out and take some photos.

           Taylor Jones

          Taylor Jones

Taylor Jones