Travis Luria of Tillson was born with cerebral palsy, and condition, and had been unable to walk. At 29 years old, after having worked with Austin Benjamin at Essential Fitness in Port Ewen, Travis was ready to take some steps. Carrie Jones Ross was going there to interview Travis for the Kingston Times, and she invited me to come along and take some photos of the event. She tells Travis' story better than I ever could, and you can read that at https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2017/03/29/travis-lurias-determined-journey-of-learning-to-walk-in-beast-mode/
Life In Ulster County Photo Series
Life In Ulster County is an ongoing series where I will draw focus to the people and places of Ulster County,
and see if I can figure out a little bit about how it all works together.
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The first time I heard the name Carl Welden, it was in relation to him helping the Rosendale Library with their Facebook page and website. Since then I've seen him emceeing several events, providing sounds systems for events, wearing all sorts of fun getups, walking the Rosendale Street Festival, and even being the sound tech on a radio station. I caught up with him to see how I could get him involved in this photo series, and he encouraged me to come check out something else he does, which I was unaware of...free outdoor movies at the Water Street Market in New Paltz He told me that it's been going on for 10 summers now, and 100-300 people usually show up, even without advertising for it. Watching him set up has become part of the fun, so I enjoyed photographing him getting things going.