Just happened to be at my local (like across the street, in there every single day for the last year and a half) Duane Reade this week and noticed the photo developing guy (which has really become the "we'll make digital prints from your digital camera card" guy at most drugstores) carrying a strip of negatives. When I walked over and asked him if he developed film, he proudly said that his was one of only four Duane Reade stores in Manhattan that still did). Film geek that I am, I just happened to have a roll of Kodak Portra in my bag that I had been meaning to develop. I handed it over and he told me to come back the next day anytime. I paid $6.50 for development and a CD of 2.5MB scans. Jeff the photo guy is my new hero.
I'm happy with these scans and haven't had to adjust anything or rescan the film. All shots are with Leica M6 and Leica Summicron 50mm f2 lens on Kodak Portra 400 film.
Charleston Chews at Economy Candy, LES, NYC
Alley on Crosby Street, NYC
Levis Billboard that looked good against the blue sky in Soho, NYC
Blue Door, Soho, NYC
Pipe and Youth, Soho just north of Canal, NYC
I think I'll cry when this wall gets pasted over on the corner of Wooster and Grand, such beautiful chaos...
Mailboxes, Soho, NYC
Boy with Flower on Crosby Street, NYC
Starting to see these cats in a lot of places. I like them.