Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Photonic Cascade

Photonic Cascade
Leica CL + Leitz Summicron-C 40mm f:2
Fuji ACROS B/W 100 ISO

Light and shadow play with one another
Piquing the interest of the observer.
What is so dramatic that needs light like this?
Life.  Everyday use.
Where shall shadow fall?
Where it will, the only true answer.
The immediacy of light.
Travelling through it's own process
Affecting my spirit through this lens.

Beauty can be found by looking
grain. | mobius | infinite resolution
Photo by Taylor Hurley aka niki mobius

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dead Baby Bikes


Dead Baby Bikes, originally uploaded by mobius cycle.

Sweet 16. A bike club. A family. Holdin' it down in Seatown.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Beautify.

Lights Like Ivy

Panasonic GF1 m4/3 + Nikkor 105mm f/1.8
Off Howell | Downtown Seattle

Found treasure is Sarah's delight.  It's catching.  I also love found treasure.  This light display is so beautiful.  It has been hiding behind the Rebar all this time.  We also saw some drunken folks having relations. On our way to another adventure, I set up the tripod and committed about a 13 second exposure to this elegant example of advertising.  Thank you for actually trying.  Beautify.

Beauty can be found by looking | grain. | mobius
Photo by Taylor Hurley aka niki mobius

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Flamingo of the Dead

Flamingo of the Dead


Minolta Hi-Matic 7 + Kodak 400NC Film
Capitol Hill Seattle October 2011

The strangest things capture my interest, especially while holding a camera.  This window display on Capitol Hill just wouldn't have been the same without the reflected sky of a gorgeous Seattle day.  Thankfully, these beautiful days may be upon us once again.  Here's to making the most of the Seattle sky this spring into summer.  I'm looking forward to shedding the winter cobwebs.  Come out Seattleites wherever you are!

Beauty can be found by looking
grain. | mobius | infinite resolution
Photos by Taylor Hurley aka niki mobius

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tinged by Texas Sun

Tinged by Texas Sun

Austin TX Dusk
Leica CL + Leitz Summicron-C 40mm f:2
Kodak E200 Slide Film

Austin is a beautiful town.  I snapped this on a golden hour bike tour through 20 miles of rolling hills.
Gorgeous!  I enjoy good street art and Austin had a lot to offer.

Beauty can be found by looking
grain. | mobius | infinite resolution
Photo by Taylor Hurley aka niki mobius

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rainbow Arrow Tangent to My Heart

Rainbow Arrow

For Sarah 2012
Panasonic GF1 + Lumix G 20/1.7
Beauty can be found by looking grain. | mobius
Photo by Taylor Hurley

Love, tangentially applied
by a Rainbow Arrow,
a Prismatic Beauty
jogging Beside Me
on a Deepening Journey
throughout the Infinity of Self.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dare to Inspire

Neighborhood Tectonics

Lowell Elementary, Seattle Washington
Panasonic GF1 + Lumix 20mm f/1.7 m4/3

Community.  A community lost good friends snowboarding this weekend.  I am reminded of Kevin, Phil and Devlin who we lost a few years ago to that same mountain.  Life is a precarious state yet most of the people who have ever lived, are alive today.  This is because of exponential growth:

World population:
1412 - 425 million
1512 - 460 million
1612 - 545 million
1712 - 610 million
1812 - 1 billion
1912 - 1.65 billion
2012 - *7 billion*

Since more people are alive today than in any other time, imagine how many gifted folks long to contribute positively to our art, culture and evolution.  Look around.  Forget the medium (artifact, internet, party, craft fair, art show) just look.  See what the most people who have ever lived in the history of our species can accomplish.  Then tell me you don't feel inspired.  The world we want is possible simply because there are more folks to share the burden of work it's going to take to fix what's wrong.  Unemployed, make art.

Dare to inspire.

Beauty can be found by looking
grain. | mobius | infinite resolution
Photos by Taylor Hurley aka niki mobius

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Empathy for all

Robocuddle

Wheat Paste | Capitol Hill
Panasonic GF1 + Lumix G 20/1.7

Is empathy a human trait? Can humans find empathy for other types of life? Recently, a whale was found tangled in a never ending web of fishing refuse. A group of divers spent hours cutting her free. She swam for joy then came back to each diver in turn and looked them dead in the eye for several minutes each. They were surprised she could show them such perfect understanding and gratitude without speech. Just because a being doesn't speak our language in our way doesn't mean there can be less understanding between us. All we have to do is remember that understanding and empathy are universal. Seek what you wish to see and so it shall be.

Beauty can be found by looking
grain. | mobius | infinite resolution
Photo by Taylor Hurley

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Laid Back

Deep Brunch 
Leica CL + Leitz Summicron-C 40mm f:2.0
Capitol Hill Seattle

Surrounded by laughter this woman is lost in her own thoughts.  Brunch and coffee.  I don't know maybe it's the rain.  Maybe the Sound.  Sea air, falling water and cloud cover.  These are a few of the reasons Seattle residents seem to worship coffee and brunch.  Black and white.  Black coffee in a Glos' ceramic cup.  The wait takes hours, sometimes minutes.  You can always tell the locals, no complaints.  I mean, you could complain to the management and get a scathing look from the owner.  Or file your grievance with Yelp, along with all the others.  But, you would be missing the point.  Eggs benedict.  Corned beef hash.  No better can be had in this town.  If you can hold your head up until the food arrives, you will be grateful.   Try to look like you don't mind 'cause those of us who know, don't.  Welcome to Seattle, the reason the west coast is called "laid back"

Beauty can be found by looking
grain. | mobius | infinite resolution
Photo by Taylor Hurley aka niki mobius

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dream on little buddy.

It's Hard Times for Dreamers iPhone + Aperture 3
Capitol Hill Seattle

Is space a fluid?  What medium does sound travel through in the vacuum of space?  The fluid known as water is fundamental to life here on earth.  Water in space is actually pretty rare.  Our particular ratio of water to land is also quite unique.  While earth was forming, material from asteroids in our orbital path smashed and stayed.  Once gravitational forces became strong enough to make it round, the debris left in earth's orbital had a unique quantity of water.  That particular amount of water smashing into earth in its final stages of formation is what created oceans yet allowed land mass to exist above sea level for our bipedal @sses to wander around on.  If you think about it, our ocean to land ratio is a thin line.  Being an "ugly sack of mostly water*" never seemed so amazing or rare.  It really brings melting polar caps into perspective though.  I guess the Venetians have found some pretty incredible ways to keep water at bay.  Venice has her own hydraulic reef of water retention.  Or maybe Noah will sail over and pick us up.  Never know, could get lucky.

*Star Trek TNG

Beauty can be found by looking
grain. | mobius | infinite resolution
Photos by Taylor Hurley aka niki mobius