Images of Outlaws

Crossing the Ohio, Louisville 

Danny Lyon is an American photographer and filmmaker, originally from Brooklyn, New York.  After graduating from college in 1963, he spent four years with the Chicago chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.  During that period he lived and traveled with the club, capturing photos and audio recordings which depicted life in the club.  The material that resulted was compiled into his first book, The Bikeriders in 1968.  Lyon described the book as "an attempt to record and glorify the life of the American bikerider."  There have been three editions of the book, but currently they are only available through the used market.  If you can get your hands on a copy, it is well worth picking up.  Until that time, you can enjoy these images, with Lyon's original titles written below each one.

  Route 90, Alabama 

 From Lindsey's room, Louisville 

Field meet, Long Island, New York

 Funny Sonny packing with Zipco, Milwaukee 

 Chopper, Milwaukee 

 Outlaw camp, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 

 Cal, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 

 Clubhouse during the Cloumbus run, Dayton, Ohio

 Renegade's funeral, Detroit 

 Sparky and Cowboy (Gary Rogues), Schererville, Indiana 

 Dave and Rawhide (Columbus Outlaws), Elkhorn, Wisconsin 

 Brucie, his CH, and Crazy Charlie, McHenry, Illinois 

 From Dayton to Columbus, Ohio

Memorial Day run, Milwaukee 

 Route 12, Wisconsin 

 Johnny Goodpaster, Hobart, Indiana 

 Benny, Grand and Division, Chicago 

 Seventeenth Annual World's Largest Motorcycle Blessing, St. Christopher Shrine, Midlothian, Illinois 

 Renegade's funeral, Detroit 

Jack, Chicago 

 Corky at an Apache dance, Chicago 

 Andy, meeting at the Stoplight, Cicero, Illinois

 Sante Fe track, Chicago

 Racers, McHenry, Illinois

 Broken gear box spring, New Orleans

Scrambles track, McHenry, Illinois 

  Racer, Griffin, Georgia

 Racers, McHenry, Illinois

 Racer, Schererville, Indiana 


sliderfxrt said...

Pretty cool

Anonymous said...

Thanks, great PICs