Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Army of Jesus...hmmm, originally uploaded by mobiuscycle.
The only true veil between us is belief. Todo bicho viviente y las estrellas estan hecho de lo mismo (every person alive is made of the same dust as the stars). Claiming cultural ownership over an idea or action never stops its spread or use. Now that we are connected via computer, the land of words and images, the spread of ideas approaches the speed of light. But no one can own a cultural idea or practice. Just look at religion. People of all backgrounds have adopted all manner of religious practices. Does Dharma Punx Seattle have a karmic debt to pay for not being in India? Or is the spread of a good idea just that. At Dharma Punx we release any accumulated benefit from our sit to the universe for all to share.  I may not be affiliated with a religion or belief system, but my spirituality wants to see more connectivity in the world, not less. I would prefer to share ideas with one another regardless of our beliefs.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Sunday is a glorious day. I always feel a certain quiet on Sunday. Sunday is patient. You can hear the grass grow. Even ants are on holiday. The Capitol Hill farmer's market lights me up. I love talking to all my friends. Sarah and I have been going all summer, missing only one market so far. We really know the merchants now. We're even giving them our homemade jam. I like knowing whose energy went into our food, whose intention created the lovely flavors contained within. THIS IS TRUE FOOD.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Broadway Market

This is the kind of moment I like to capture. 4:30am Broadway Market and my new f/1.8 lens. I am a true cat, nocturnal. Grocery shopping is generally about this hour for me. No lines, no crush of people. Sure, half the store is closed but who needs toiletries daily. I think my favorite part of the photo is the way the D in BROADWAY sits a little apart. Gives it a nice oddity.

Friday, August 27, 2010

harden the fuck up

Sift Life

Sift Life, originally uploaded by Taylor Hurley | Grain Studios.

When I was younger, home was a place to escape from. Now, I love my home. It took years to build it though I laid naught a brick. mobius taught me about home. Running a business is a 24 hour job. Especially one you are passionate about. Thanks to photography, now I have more to be passionate about than ever. In order to refill that passion though, I have to spend energy taking care of myself, go figure. Going wheat free is a difficult task. I loved sifting flour. I love baking. But as I eat more fruits, vegetables and whole foods, I find myself with more energy and clarity. I like to remember we are animals after all. Food is food and a box of something like food isn't quite but wishes it was.


Parcheesi, originally uploaded by Taylor Hurley | Grain Studios.

The Royal Game. Playing Parcheesi with Sarah and her family is the most amazing experience. They are all REALLY good at Parcheesi. They also have their own private Parcheesi language. Somehow though, I managed to hold my own. In their own words, I played the Snake in the Grass moves. Still think I lost, but had too much fun to care!

Peaches and Cream

Tiny dew drop. I love water. I grew up on the Great Lakes in Wisconsin. I remember windsurfing when I was so small I had to reach my hands straight above my head to hold the sail, I wasn't alone. A pretty lady was teaching me to sail. Years later, when we moved to Kansas, I missed the water horribly. Not until my first year in Washington, which didn't come for 11 years, did I feel the easy flow from the ethereal pull of a large body of water. If the moon controls the tides, wild abandon equals lunacy, and we are made mostly of water, then I know why it feels better not to be landlocked. Sweet freedom!

An International Bicycle Brand

Panasonic, originally uploaded by mobiuscycle.
Like an orange sherbet push pop. The bike I taught myself to ride was this red. Out on a gravel road by myself in Wisconsin, I kept trying after falling over and over. I was probably three or four years old. Who needs training wheels. Once I figured out to go as fast as possible once I started, I could keep my balance. And I was off! I can still remember that first feeling of floating sideways when I'd lean. It was a little stomach lilting, but only the first time. I didn't get to ride a bike again until my fifth birthday. My mom then unveiled Niki's Snooper! A step through frame she had painted red with a white banana seat and grips. She and her best friend Jeff built it for me out of several bikes they got at the dump. My first bike was custom built just for me. Not to mention my mom painted a dancing Snoopy on the chaingaurd and Woodstock as the headbadge. I love that my job is helping other people have that first sickeningly sweet wobble on their very own custom bike.

Damn Gina!

Damn Gina!, originally uploaded by mobiuscycle.

In case you were wondering how the rims look on the bike...el Super Duper hot! Check out more photos at mobius cycle. ILOVEORANGE!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

mobius Keirin Rims Orange

mobius Keirin Rims Orange, originally uploaded by mobiuscycle.

Orange and blue are two of my favorite colors. I especially like them opposed. My gamma is Irish Catholic and never wanted me to wear orange only green. Since starting mobius, I have found love for colors I never even liked before. My pastel purple Schwinn Paramount helped me love purple for the first time, hot highlighter pink Nagasawa...so many instances turning hate to love...of color!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Graffiti and Dumpsters

Do you ever have that negative voice in your head, the "Devil" on your shoulder? For me, I feel like there is a cloud of heard memory, a jumble of statements made in judgment. Advertising, billboards, body image conditioning. Be impeccable with your word, take a moment before speaking from judgment. Nico's piece by Value Village reminds me of the dismantling process of these old audio memories. It is a joyous celebration of freedom.

Nakano Red Nagasawa

Nakano Red Nagasawa, originally uploaded by mobiuscycle.
My holy Grail. "the very best there is. When you got to kill every motha in tha room, except no substitute!". Samuel L in Jackie Brown

My friend Yohei Morita, the Cog Magazine Keirin photographer, has invited me to Japan. He is going to make my dreams come true by introducing me to Mr Nagasawa-San. Yohei took the photos of Nagasawa-san's shop for the issue of Cog that featured Mobius. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. Thank you Yohei!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Volkswagen, originally uploaded by Taylor Hurley | Grain Studios.

I love fonts. I especially love this font. The bumpersticker on this van read: Courage. Honesty. Love. I think it takes more courage to love honestly than any other pursuit. Get out there and get messy.

Razor's Edge

Razor's Edge, originally uploaded by mobiuscycle.

We've been talking about framebuilding around here a lot. I love metal shavings as long as they stay far away from bearings and grease. Shaping metal is sexy. Soon my dear soon.

Light Playing...

on this relief mural on the side of what used to be the Jade Pagoda. The Jade was known for it's stiff, barely palatable well drinks. It is gutted but it appears as if the facade will be kept. If not I'm glad I photographed this now.


Spotlight, originally uploaded by Taylor Hurley | Grain Studios.

The church across the street is beautiful all summer. This flower stood out from the background nicely with my new 1.8/35 lens wide open.

Vivace Temptation

I love living on Broadway, this is one of the reasons.