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photolog: Meegan’s Ink

[Skin Art]

Meegan Had Some Sweet New Tattoos

Talking ink: Low Gallery in Barrio Logan at a mid-summer show during ComicCon

by Reviewer Rob

I had both my Nikons hanging on my neck this night with the goal of playing around with their capabilities. The D5200 and D5300 were set on their fastest ISOs for a shoot at Meegan’s art gallery/performance venue Low. I’d come to see a couple of bands play, Lisa Carver’s Suckdog and The Vaginals (Vaginals sounded great, by the way). It had been a couple of years since I’d last seen Meegan and I noticed she’d gotten a couple of new tattoos.

Meegan Nolan is the stylish owner and proprietor of Low Gallery. She’s all about art — the appreciation as well as the business of it — and only now while ‘shopping this pic did it dawn on me that she was wearing a stylin’ cartoon t-shirt (is that the Tazmanian Devil?). Classic, it was, after all, the weekend of the famous San Diego International ComicCon. Yes as a fashionista Meegan is also a triple threat. On this night her shiny gold pants were amazing. But these classic-era style tattoos were what I really liked. The symbolic “Black Rose” is on her right forearm and a standing nude ‘a la Sailor Jerry adorns her left.

I shot this while the bands were setting up for the show and Meegan was standing against the back wall of the space. No flash was used, just ambient light, so it’s grainy. Like I said, I was pushing what the low light ability of the cameras could do. I think at 1/100th of a second it’s pretty decent. Photoshop brought out more contrast and color from the original RAW image.

Image file info:
Nikon D5300
Tamron lens 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD B008N
Focal Length 18mm (in 35mm: 27mm)
Exposure: 1/100 sec; f/3.5; ISO 12800; Manual; Pattern Metering
Flash: Did not fire

Meegan Nolan with her new arm ink: a black rose and  nude in the style of Sailor Jerry.
Meegan Nolan with her new arm ink: a black rose and nude in the style of Sailor Jerry. Photo by ReviewerPhoto.com 2016.
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“The governor must be held accountable for poisoning the children of Flint”

[Mass Email]

“demanding justice… for the children of Flint”

from MoveOn.org

What’s happening in Flint, Michigan, is disastrous—and it’s personal for me: Flint is my hometown and the community at the forefront of my first major documentary film, “Roger & Me.”

I’ve been demanding justice, especially for the children of Flint, and it’s progress that President Obama has now declared our lead-poisoning crisis a federal emergency—but much more needs to be done, starting with holding Governor Rick Snyder accountable for poisoning our children.Please sign my petition to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling on her to hold Gov. Snyder accountable, which says:

We demand an investigation and, if warranted, the arrest and prosecution of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

The governor must be held accountable for poisoning the children of Flint, for fraud and political corruption, and for covering up the actions of his administration.

Gov. Snyder violated federal law by cutting off clean drinking water to the city of Flint, impacting more than 100,000 people. Instead of safe, clean drinking water, the people of Flint had polluted water piped into their homes from the Flint River—water that was then contaminated with lead.

The governor said he did this to save money.2 He knew he could get away with it, because Flint is one of the poorest towns in the country.

Can you sign my petition now to hold Gov. Snyder accountable?

There is no way to totally reverse the effects of lead in a child’s bloodstream. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no safe blood level of lead for children.3

The children of Flint, already among the poorest in the United States, will now have to endure a life of pain, irreversible brain damage, and lower IQs because of Gov. Snyder’s actions and the ensuing cover-up.

Justice must be served—and other elected officials must be put on notice that people’s lives are more important than balancing a budget.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Michael Moore

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David Bowie Dies One Week After Releasing Final Album

David Robert Jones; 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)
No More A Lad Insane, A Week After Final Album Release

Goodbye Ziggy Stardust: David Bowie’s Long Career Ends On A High Note

It’s been announced tonight by his family and friends online via Facebook that David Bowie has died peacefully at home today at the age of 69, surrounded by loved ones. He had recently fought a battle with cancer, it was said.

I think the rock press owes us a more closely reported health news wire for mega rockstars like Bowie. This is seriously too much of a shock for his fans to take so suddenly. Just last week the world was celebrating his latest album release.

Man, you never think people like that will die. Probably because in a sense they won’t. Tomorrow I’m tweeting a trainload of Bowie videos out there.

I think I will borrow a rephrase from an online post I’ve read tonight:

‘Everything on the latest album indicated it. So much saying goodbye to the physical plane. So much love for all things. “Blackstar” is such a beautiful and insightful goodbye. Perfect.’


No More A Lad Insane
No More A Lad Insane