Carl Welden - New Paltz Movies & More

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 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.

The setting of the Water Street Market is spectacular.

People stake out their spots early

Carl works hard to get things set up

Carl also has playing a pipe like a didgeridoo - he was good at it!

Let the show begin!

Bonus - a shot of Carl from the Rosendale Pickle Festival in 2015

Second bonus - a few shots of Carl from Frozendale in Rosendale in 2016