Forever The Chaos Life is produced by Mikey Arnold. Visually capturing a life based around motorcycles, skateboarding, cars and partying one photo at a time. Home based in Cleveland, OH. Let's Party. Foreverthechaoslife.blogspot.com
I have met so many people this year through out these trips! So grateful and honored to call most of them my friends. It blows my mind to go to something and see someone I met from one event in a completely different state some where no where remotely close to the last. People aren't just building some show bike that sits in there garage all year, they are fucking riding them till they fall apart, fixing them up again and they do it all over. I can't say enough about how this culture, lifestyle, way of life, what ever you want to call it. It has changed my outlook and they way I look at living. The ultimate freedom with a massive community of good people to work and collaborate with, friendships that will last a life time and down right partying your face off anywhere in America with same minded folk.
I feel like this is only the beginning to a really long road and I look forward to sharing more of my visions with the people.
I wanted to thank a few people for really making 2013 special. Lisa Ballard from ChopCult, seriously, you giving me the chance to shine and share my talents with the masses is something I am extremely grateful for. Thank YOU for all you do for me!!! I want to thank Rich and the Lowside magazine team for believing in me and wanting to push the shit out of me! Justin Milwaukee from Showclass magazine, thank you for being so rad and working with me on Hood Bush stuff! Can't wait to try and get some more stuff done with you soon. Thank you again to the Horse Magazine for all you do, I'm still in shock over having a 4 page feature in your amazing mag. Thank you Chris Callen for featuring a few of photos in the last issue I look forward to working more with you and Cycle Source as well. Last but never least My Wife, She is my rock and she is one of the most loving and helpful person I have. With out your constant love, support and riding by my side none of this would be possible. I love you babe!
The Next few days I'm going to post some extra shots from these features and more I haven't been able to post till now.
Also Im having an IG contest this week till next Friday in celebration of the new site! I will choose 4 winners on Friday the 27th. If you win, you can pick one print from any of my prints on the new FTCL site!
New flyer for the Issue 13 Release party. Again want to thank the new sponsors that have jumped on board. I can't thank you enough for the love and support. It's so rad what Eric Wheatley did using one of my photos of my friend Bob M. Just really amazing work. Below is the photo he based the flyer off of. Just so rad! Bob's Iron is featured in Issue 13 from this shoot as well, so this flyer makes it extra special for me.
I have a new feature up on Chopcult right now on my friend Mike's new shovel build "Smokey". Click the link above to check it out.
Meeting Mike and his team for the first time, it was like meeting dudes I already knew. No judgments, no ridicule, just welcomed me in with open arms like I was part of their group from the beginning. We jumped on our bikes and ripped around Toledo most of the day, had some lunch, and they even helped me weld up my sissy bar that snapped on a previous run.
Riding along side Mike on his freshly built master piece of a shovel head was a real treat. It was a cold October day but it didn't matter, it was just too much fun to see "Smokey" move on the streets and hear the roar of the exhaust. Yet you could put your ear to the engine and not hear a thing when you weren't moving. Just a truly amazing bike.
Seriously a solid group a dudes at Chop Machine. Their craftsmanship on the bikes they build is above and beyond most. Super clean, simple and a super classy 70's style for almost all their bikes! I became an instant fan and admirer of them from just one day of hanging and learning what their vision is.
Make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook!