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.

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Dr. D Madd’s .357, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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Lorrie and Gearbo at the Altar, 1983 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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Buddy, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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

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ann simmons myers Brooke at Creative Cycles

Brooke at Creative Cycles, 1984 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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ann simmons myers Dennis Dwyers Tattoo Portfolio

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

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ann simmons myers Rhonda BJ Little Dick and John

Rhonda, BJ, Little Dick and John, 1983 – Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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

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ann simmons myers Terry with His Sportster

Terry with His Sportster, 1984– Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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ann simmons myers Roscoes Indians 1985

Roscoe’s Indians, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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Roscoe’s Indians, 1985 — Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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ann simmons myers Roscoes Indians

Roscoe’s Indians, 1985 – Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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ann simmons myers Gina and Dennis

Gina and Dennis, 1985 – Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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Jim and Frank Hillary, 1984 – Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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ann simmons myers Chromebeard with his Goddaughter

Chromebeard with his Goddaughter, 1984 – Photograph © Ann Simmons-Myers

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ann simmons myers Yama Ha Ha Smash for Muscular Dystrophy

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

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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.

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6 thoughts on “BIKERS, CIRCA 1983 – 1985 | THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANN-SIMMONS MYERS

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  2. ABSOLUTELY wonderful stuff!
    I’d almost say they take me back……but it seems like yesterday. Thanks MUCH for posting these, and, of course, thank-you VERY much to Ann

  3. I hate to admit I’ve seen that view more times than I’d care to remember – when you try to see if the chambers are actually loaded. It was in a different life.

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