Mo at Keirin Berlin has been a staple in the cycling community for decades now. If you don’t know of him, you most definitely know of his shop, in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin. A neighborhood staple, and one of the best places in the world to stop for a cup of coffee. Mo has been all over the world, and was a working messenger in New York in the 90’s, and has the photos, stories, and bikes to prove it. I was lucky enough to really talk with Mo for the first time in 2007 when I was in Berlin for a while. He made me a cup of coffee, and showed me some of his amazing collection. It was a brief, yet defining moment in my life. One of those epiphany moments, where you realize that you’ve truly found your people.
His exploration of New York by bike, with a camera in hand, trying to see the unseen and find the forgotten, is really everything we’ve ever believed in. His photos prove it. And what simpler way to do so than on a track bike?
I always loved disposable cameras… Back in the late 90’s, when I was a messenger in NYC, there was a shop on downtown B’way that sold disposable cameras for $1.99! I always have one on me, you never know what happens and sometimes you get really lucky, as these cameras are quick and snap, picture taken.
Came to NYC in September for my friends funeral, stayed for the NACCC… Here’s some shots from September/October 2016… Do a trick!