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PETRA ARNOLD
Hells Angels Luxemburg
Group of Works  |  32 Photographs
2007-2009

Petra Arnold has the privilege of inside views into the enclosed circles of the Hell's Angels that hardly any out-
sider has ever seen. The photographer accompanies the rockers on trips (an excursion in Albania, an annivers-
ary party on Curacao, etc.), taking pictures at a funeral in London or at the initiation rites of new "members" – in short, in many areas which are hidden from the general public. Next to the image of the "angels", stamped with criminality and violence, there does exist another side, characterised by values such as freedom, loyalty and respect. Instead of lurid accounts, the focus is firmly placed on daily routine, rituals and the mentality of the Lux-
embourg motorbike club. These images, taken on trips, bike meetings, in the clubhouse or simply at home, are typical of a private and impartial view of people and situations to whom you can get closer, but only if you approach with a completely open mind.



the fat angel

Luxembourg 2007
Black&White, different Sizes & Editions © Petra Arnold



sometimes good weather follows bad people
Curacao 2008
Black&White, different Sizes & Editions © Petra Arnold



a whole lotta rosie
Mannheim 2008
Black&White, different Sizes & Editions © Petra Arnold



i saw the angels fly
Tirana (Albania) 2007
Black&White, different Sizes & Editions © Petra Arnold



real mother for ya
Tirana (Albania) 2007
Black&White, different Sizes & Editions © Petra Arnold
© 2012 by Petra Arnold