Mark K. Ley

Obsessed with photography, organic marketing, the water and my girls....

Seattle…
Exploring unknown under bellies of Seattle in search of a fabulous beverage that lightens the edge…..
Suited and booted! Yep, It’s that kind of morning. #whoneedsice
You never know what you stumble upon….#adventure
Breakfast of champions! Perfect for curing post travel jet lag and re-connecting with my girls!
holycheesecake:

5SpotDerby.com this week features ‘The Gap’ letterpress design based off the (amazing) quote by Ira Glass: 
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” 

Mean!!

holycheesecake:

5SpotDerby.com this week features ‘The Gap’ letterpress design based off the (amazing) quote by Ira Glass:
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” 

Mean!!

A quick throwback to the post apocalyptic Salton Sea. I can’t wait to get back there…
Sometimes you lose, so you can come back and win. #surfing #surfboard #surfwise
Trashed. #surfboard
Soulful and dirty….really want to print this on metal…..might have to print a few for the holidays. #surf #surfing #surfer
My zen spot…
Whimsical
Yo!!!!! We’re rocking an Art show and you should stop by! Swing in and grab a cold beer while perusing bad ass art!!!!! (Taken with Instagram at Split Ends Hair Studio)
Can’t wait to print this on acrylic….
kleycreative:

Three wise and ancient men. The gents hail from a very special petroglyph field on the Big Island of Hawaii. A traditional meeting place, this field carries memories and meaning we will never fully understand. 
Photo by Mark Ley (www.kleycreative.com)

Can’t wait to print this on acrylic….

kleycreative:

Three wise and ancient men. The gents hail from a very special petroglyph field on the Big Island of Hawaii. A traditional meeting place, this field carries memories and meaning we will never fully understand. 

Photo by Mark Ley (www.kleycreative.com)

“Diving into another day of creative inspiration & missing one hell of a show with my @Ballyhoo_MD dudes on Warped. @YesodWilliams Crush It!!”