Photos of Pearl, Memphis Makes the News (NSFW)

Pearl and I met not too long after I got into town.  We instantly hit it off and have worked together on a few projects since then.  Here’s a few from the first set.

Vinyl Skirt Forevs

Shin scars forevs

Neon nail polish forevs.

These were shot in the park on the side of a mountain.  45 feet below us a gentleman set up an entire drumset in the middle of the woods and played for an hour into the wilderness.  I do love this city.

Speaking of cities:

Memphis.  Sigh.  Memphis is full of some really smart, friendly, talented people who are truly concerned with the future of the city and creating an interesting, safe, and nurturing place to live.  However, these people have to fight tooth and claw for any tiny bit of forward momentum.  These people aren’t fighting to outlaw cars, or decriminalize marijuana or for a biodome.  Actually, this fighting surrounds benign issues like bike lanes, safe neighborhoods, and support for the arts, and are really just normal things every city should have.  In fact, if all of those things happened overnight, Memphis would be upgraded from a not very good city to an AVERAGE city.  Just average.  Some very good people are trying improve Memphis to a Grade C city, but they can’t because of situations like this:

Here is a quick rundown of the story, in regards to opening a tattoo shop in the arts district of Memphis and the troubles Babak is having fighting the city.  And here’s the petition you can sign to fight this ludicrous bit of dumbfuckery.

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