megan thompson

Anonymous asked: I've kind of got to ask, what's your opinion (if you have one) on this whole debacle between Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and that photographer? I'd love to hear your two cents!

I think the band acted like total dicks. But it’s kind of ridiculous in my opinion to ask for monetary compensation because a band posts your photo on Instagram. It happens to all of us, and bands should know to credit the photographer in the first post. (Posting an addendum comment with credit is stupid and gets lost quickly if lots of people comment, ahem, people who credit me like that knock it off!) Like the photographer said, he would have been happy with credit and apology. The band should have been decent people and not acted like spoiled brats. Proves my point that the nicer you are the longer your band is popular… I mean when was the last time anyone talked about that band anyway? Maybe this was all just a poorly orchestrated PR stunt to get them back in the news!

Self Portrait 2014Photographed at SpaceNine15Van Nuys, CaliforniaApril, 2014
I’ve been asked to do quite a few interviews lately, so this is one of the press photos I’m sending to accompany them. I feel it pretty much sums me up. 

Self Portrait 2014
Photographed at SpaceNine15
Van Nuys, California
April, 2014

I’ve been asked to do quite a few interviews lately, so this is one of the press photos I’m sending to accompany them. I feel it pretty much sums me up. 

Relevant to my current mood. 

I’m in the city you hated

My eyes are fallen
Counting the clicks with the living dead
My eyes are red

I’m in the crush and I hate it
My eyes are fallen
I’m having trouble inside my skin
I try to keep my skeletons in

Is it weird to be back in the south?
And can they even tell
That the city girl was ever there -
Or anywhere?

I’m having trouble inside my skin
I try to keep my skeletons in
I’ll be a friend and a fuck-up
And everything

But I’ll never be
Anything you ever want me to be

I keep coming back here where everything slipped
But I will not spill my guts out
I keep coming back here where everything slipped
But I will not spill my guts out

I don’t need any help to be breakable, believe me
I know nobody else who can laugh along to any kind of joke
I won’t need any help to be lonely when you leave me

It’ll be easy to cover
Gather my skeletons far inside
It’ll be summer in Dallas
Before I realize

I don’t want you to grieve
But I want you to sympathize (alright)
I can’t blame you for losing
Your mind for a little while (so did I)
I don’t want you to change
But I want you to recognize (that I)

It’ll be easy to cover
Gather your skeletons far inside
It’ll be summer in Dallas
Before you realize

That I’ll never be
Anything you ever want me to be

I keep coming back here where everything slipped
But I will not spill my guts out
I keep coming back here where everything slipped
But I will not spill my guts out

(Source: Spotify)

"Where are we on vegan string cheese? Is this a thing yet?"

I just recalled…

That the photo release I signed at Coachella had a section in bold black that let me know that any artist “or their associates” had the right to destroy my camera, film, or CF cards if they so desired. I wonder if that actually happened to anyone backstage. I’m going to forever call that section the Beyonce clause.

Last weekend, while the various young Bruce Jenner offspring were wandering around the artist areas with Will Smith’s kids, I remember thinking to myself, “Oh, so that suited up security man mountain could smash my camera if he wanted to if I tried to take a picture of those girls.” I think the rule should be, “any artist can try to smash your camera, destroy film, or digital cards.” because I think it would have been hilarious to take a picture of Kendall Jenner, and have her try to destroy my camera. She’s pretty tall, but I’m fairly confident my go to move of pushing my hand into her forehead and then running would have won the battle. 

Anonymous asked: How did you meet Anti-Flag, that's crazy that you know them!

It involved sushi, and a dude named Todd. Then I followed them around Warped tour for a week in 2010 because they were way more interesting than the bands I was supposed to be shooting.
Now they’re all my emergency contacts on my medic alert bracelet.*

*They are not actually my emergency contacts, but I feel like that would be a fun sick prank to pull on people who live on the opposite side of the country. 

yourfangirlfashion asked: Hey I got the Polaroid of Zack from the a love like war video when I won the roadie thing in the giveaway! :)

Awesome! Anyone else get one?? I wanna know where those bad boys went!

Anonymous asked: Why are all your Anti-Flag photos always in black and white?

Because they love red lights, and I hate red lights and this is a compromise that allows us to still high five later. 

Here’s a photo I do not recall taking of me silently disco-ing last weekend… I think this is around the time sleep deprivation led to me completely losing it.  #coachella

Here’s a photo I do not recall taking of me silently disco-ing last weekend… I think this is around the time sleep deprivation led to me completely losing it. #coachella

AFIPhotographed at CoachellaIndio, CaliforniaApril 18, 2014

AFI
Photographed at Coachella
Indio, California
April 18, 2014

Lana Del ReyPhotographed at CoachellaIndio, CaliforniaApril 20, 2014

Lana Del Rey
Photographed at Coachella
Indio, California
April 20, 2014

just-in-sane:

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Couple of photos that accompanied Pat’s Mother Jones interview.

The Tumblr page of Megan Thompson, a commercial photographer and director living in Los Angeles, California. She creates content for Hopeless Records, photographs comedians, and likes nice people.
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