My work buddy, Hillary Federico and I met with Andrew Hudon at the Outpatient Center at Middlesex Hospital on Saybrook Road in Middletown on the final day of his ride from Colorado to North Haven. Hudon, formerly of Middletown averaged 132 miles a day for seventeen days and is the founder of Resilience Ride 2010, a group of cyclists riding to honor the resilience of cancer survivors.
Here is the best part...when I arrived at the Outpatient Center, photographer Glenn Curtis had a white backdrop set up in the lobby which included a complete set of photographic lighting. As I walked up behind him, in a matter of seconds he had offered me the use of his traveling studio. I was ecstatic!
I worked for Glenn and his wife Marie at Curtis Studio in Durham from 1986 to 1988 just before I came to the Middletown Press. I was about 26, just a kid. At Curtis Studio, I began as a darkroom tech and eventually moved into the studio. I learned a lot from them and I look forward to meeting up with Marie on the athletic fields at Mercy High School where she is the school's contracted photographer.
I think I have said this before and I will definitely say it again, photographers are always very quick to help eachother out and I just wanted to say thank.