In the 1950s, the black leather motorcycle jacket developed from being merely functional outerwear to become the blazing symbol of the era’s youth revolt. James Dean wore one, as did Marlon Brando and Dennis Hopper. Since then, the myth has continued to flourish, so that, to this day, leather jackets are one of the few outfits with true cult status. They have soul. They have character. They tell stories – and make history. For their owners, they are part of their very being. Rockers’ jackets are worn as a symbol of identity, style and freedom; they are painted, embellished, embroidered and enhanced with studs and patches.
Following the great success of “Or Glory – 21st Century Rockers“, the acclaimed German photographer Horst A. Friedrichs concentrates on an extraordinary design classic: the leather motorcycle jacket,the pride and joy of its respective owner.