chrome & black leather
an expanded edition
by Photographs by Tom Hogan
About the Book
Laconia Bike Week is the oldest motorcycle enthusiast gathering in the United States, with an attendance rate that has been in excess of 300,000 bikers.
It draws the full spectrum of bikers, from weekend warrior to Hell's Angel. They ride Harleys, Indians, Triumphs, Hondas, custom choppers, and every brand of crotch rocket on the market. They are old, young, loners, family folk, male, female, religious, not, fun loving, surly, and veteran, and they all have one thing in common. They love to ride.
I guess that's all that matters.
I've been a working photographer for over 35 years. I travel extensively, and shoot mostly Black & white film, although I've been playing with the digital devil recently. I've only been flipped off once by a biker, and I probably deserved it; not at the time having the guts to just go up and talk to one. Straight talk is the best deal maker.