Billy, Ace Cafe, London, 2009 Billy, Ace Cafe, London, 2009
From left: Brad, Pete, Emma, Brian, Stuart, Steve, Dave, London 2001 From left: Brad, Pete, Emma, Brian, Stuart, Steve, Dave, London 2001
Goldie John, Ton Up Day at The Ace Cafe, London, 2009 | Ton Up Day at The Ace Cafe, London, 2009 Goldie John, Ton Up Day at The Ace Cafe, London, 2009 | Ton Up Day at The Ace Cafe, London, 2009
Hiroko and Jeff, Ton Up Day at Jacks Hill Cafe, Towcester, 2009 Hiroko and Jeff, Ton Up Day at Jacks Hill Cafe, Towcester, 2009
Max and Iva at Ton Up Day at Jacks Hill Cafe, Towcester, 2009 Max and Iva at Ton Up Day at Jacks Hill Cafe, Towcester, 2009
Billy at Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekender, 2009 Billy at Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekender, 2009
Jake, Thomas and Sarah, London, 2010 Jake, Thomas and Sarah, London, 2010
Tennessee at Dingwall London, 2009 | Steve at Busy Bee Reunion, Watford, 2009 Tennessee at Dingwall London, 2009 | Steve at Busy Bee Reunion, Watford, 2009
Kenneth, The Pavillion, London, 2009 | Sammi, Rhythm Riot, Camber, 2009 Kenneth, The Pavillion, London, 2009 | Sammi, Rhythm Riot, Camber, 2009
Jake, London, 2009 | Hiro London, 2010 Jake, London, 2009 | Hiro London, 2010

Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers

With their tattoos, leather jackets, slicked-back hair and their beloved British motorbikes – BSAs, Triumphs, Nortons, and Royal Enfields – Rockers are the antithesis and the nemesis of the fastidiously groomed Mods. Elvis, James Dean and Marlon Brando made rocker style synonymous with rebellion sparking a global cult.

Friedrichs follows the British rocker tribe as its members congregate in parking lots, pubs, cafes, dance and pool halls, as well as huge gatherings at Jacks Hill and the Ace Café. Alternating between rich, vibrant colour and gritty black and white, these photographs capture a spirit of unapologetic defiance in clothing as well as attitude every bit as strong today as it was sixty years ago.

Trenchant and revealing commentary from Friedrichs’ subjects sheds light on the impulses, yearnings, and motivations of this enduring international rebel chic subculture.

Title: Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers
By: Horst Friedrichs
Published: August 2010, Prestel
Hardcover: 176 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3791344692
ISBN-13: 978-3791344690
RRP: ₤19.99, €29.95

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