Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
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
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.
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!
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!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
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
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.
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
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.
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.