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Writog? A writer-photographer. Citizen journalist. Unless indicated otherwise all content, text and images, here at www.writog.com (C) Copyright 2006 - 2016 Luke T. Bush

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Heaven




Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cracked Base Means Repair Time



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Updated with better photo.

Friday, April 22, 2016

So Long, Lucid


(C) 2016 Luke T. Bush

After seven years and countless miles via bus wood rock band Lucid has gone on hiatus.  They presented a blow-out concert at the Stand Center in downtown Plattsburgh City, NY to a packed venue.










So Long, Lucid - Backstage









Blue Bobbleheads




Young Fan




Senior Seating




Monday, April 18, 2016

PC: Treadwells Mills




Saturday, April 16, 2016

Remembering Booker


Friends of S. Booker gathered one recent evening at Irises Cafe & Wine Bar to remember his life, his humor, his art.












Thursday, April 14, 2016

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(C) 2016 Luke T. Bush

PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY --  Wednesday April 13, 2016


Media in various forms has served to raise awareness of mental health issues.  Today's medium: tattoo.   Specifically a semicolon..

Noontime at Body Art and Piercing in downtown Plattsburgh.  Nick Dubay and two other members of the Anti-Stigma Coalition of Clinton County have volunteered to receive small semicolons at the parlor.

Why the semicolon?  The punctuation mark symbolizes the life of someone trying to improve their mental health.  Nick explains the semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence, that there is more to be said.  It symbolizes the life of someone dealing with mental illness who will continue on.

Apparently tattoos draw in news media looking for a good story.  Two local TV stations, one radio station, one newspaper (and, of course, one blog.)  The TV stations each have sent a videographer and a reporter. Added to the others there is a total of seven media types covering the event.

And that presents a problem when we all crowd into a small room where the tattooing will be done.  While today's video cameras are smaller than the old film behemoths they are still bulky, taking up space.  Cameras and a voice recorder unit take up the rest.  I pick a spot and stay there, getting my own camera angle on the inking.  Putting myself on klutz alert I make sure not to set off a chain reaction, people as dominoes.

Body Art tattooist Todd Lamere calmly proceeds despite the claustrophobic setting, video cameras up close to his face.  His beard and Grateful Dead t-shirt remind me of a laid-back hippie, naturally tranquil and friendly. His deft movements suggest he was a dentist in a previous life.

Tattoo veteran Nick Dubay reassures the first volunteer by holding hands during her turn.  Initially the ink virgin acts apprehensive but finds it isn't that much of an ordeal.  She soon displays a semicolon on her hand. The second volunteer goes under the needle; this time the target area is her foot.  She has chosen a heart shape combined with a semicolon.  Nick holds her hand and everything turns out OK again.

After he gets his own semicolon Nick explains that today's event is a preview of another one on May 12.  Body Art will be offering $20 semicolon tattoos at 14 Margaret Street from 4 PM to 8 PM.  This event will promote public awareness of local agencies that help people fighting for positive mental health.  More info: nick@nami-cv.org .








NOTE: This article was revised 4/14/16 at 1 PM to correct factual errors.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Angelic Pareidolia







Honk For Bernie



Trinity Park, Plattsburgh City, NY

Saturday, March 26, 2016











Shy girl hiding behind sign, silhouette.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

S. Booker: Great Artist & Friend



S. Booker 1933 - 2016

Posing with works by other artists.






 "Country Men" by S. Booker

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bird Watching Birdwatcher




Saturday, March 19, 2016

Beakniks




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