Billy, Ace Cafe, London, 2009 Billy, Ace Cafe, London, 2009
Tennessee at Dingwall London, 2009 | Steve at Busy Bee Reunion, Watford, 2009 Tennessee at Dingwall London, 2009 | Steve at Busy Bee Reunion, Watford, 2009
Tattoo Tom, The Pavillion, London, 2009 | Hannah, Rhythm Riot, Camber, 2009 Tattoo Tom, The Pavillion, London, 2009 | Hannah, Rhythm Riot, Camber, 2009
Rockers Reunion, Reading, 2010 | Billy at Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekender, 2009 Rockers Reunion, Reading, 2010 | Billy at Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekender, 2009
Billy, Ace Cafe, London, 2009 Billy, Ace Cafe, London, 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
Trini's Motorcycle Shed. London, 2009 Trini's Motorcycle Shed. London, 2009
Stuart, Goldie, John, Sean and Sue, Watford, 2010 Stuart, Goldie, John, Sean and Sue, Watford, 2010
From left: Brad, Pete, Emma, Brian, Stuart, Steve, Dave, London 2001 From left: Brad, Pete, Emma, Brian, Stuart, Steve, Dave, London 2001
Hiroko and Jeff, Ton Up Day at Jacks Hill Cafe, Towcester, 2009 Hiroko and Jeff, Ton Up Day at Jacks Hill Cafe, Towcester, 2009

Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers

July 31st, 2010

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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.

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