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This Motorcycle Photogrpahy Book Depicts the 60s Era of Outlaws

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 4, 2014 • References: bleakbeauty and coolhunting
The Bikeriders by Danny Lyon is a vintage motorcycle photography book that takes a closer look at 60s outlaw motorcycle culture. It's an immersive analysis of a culture that returns in original printed form, still holding a place for itself in American Society.

Iconic films like 'The Wild Ones' and 'Easy Rider' have brought the concept of biker outlaws into the main stream, continuing to intrigue those with wayward inclinations.

Danny Lyon has managed to capture the life of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club from 1963 to 1967. The all-American culture is available communicating the country's fascination with subcultures thanks to the 60s era of New Journalism. The black and white images featured in the book depict a pre-Williamsburg era when leather, tattoos and motorcycles were a lifestyle and not just an aesthetic.