BIKERS, CIRCA 1983 – 1985 | THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANN-SIMMONS MYERS

Kind and patient persistence does pay off. Ann Simmons-Myers, the photographer behind these amazing images that follow, finally after 3 months agreed to allow TSY to publish her Biker series dating back from 1983-1985. It’s very close to her heart, understandably, and I’m so grateful to be able to share these with you now. Ann, thank you very much. And Corrina from LA, thank you as well. These images are just incredible glimpes of authentic “livin’ the life”, taken I believe in Tucson, Arizona– my hometown back in the ol’ school days. harley-davidson-barcelona   Dr. D Madd’s .357, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

lorrie-and-gearbo-at-the-altar-ann-simmons-myers   Lorrie and Gearbo at the Altar, 1983 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

california-style-barcelona   Buddy, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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Carla’s Back, 1984 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

barcelona-archive-photos-blogs   Brooke at Creative Cycles, 1984 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

heritage-culture-barcelona   Dennis Dwyers’ Tattoo Portfolio, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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Christie and Jackie, 1984 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

blogs-de-motos-barcelonaRoscoe’s Indians, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

indian-motorcycles-barcelonaRoscoe’s Indians, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

ann-simmons-myers-gina-and-dennisGina and Dennis, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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Yama-Ha-Ha Smash for Muscular Dystrophy, 1983 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

ANN SIMMONS-MYERS BIO Ann Simmons-Myers received her BA in Photography from the Ohio State University, and did graduate studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an MFA in Photography from the University of Arizona in 1981. Simmons-Myers’ photographs have been exhibited in solo and group venues internationally and she is in numerous permanent and private collections including: The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angles County Museum, Print Collection, Since 1990 Simmons-Myers has been head of the Photography Program at Pima College in Tucson, Arizona.     fuente: THE SELVEDGE YARD

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