The Firm

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Trolley, 2003 - Photography - 196 pages
These are the faces of The Firm, a misalliance of confederates concerned with the pursuit of Company policy, the rules of engagement, the Company profits. And they are faces that tell their own story. Since Brighton Rock in the 1940s photographers and film directors have been trying to capture the personalities and characteristics of the British urban gangster on film. For the first time Jocelyn Bain Hogg has the real thing, the weft and warp of the faces to whom violence is common currency and to whom loyalty is above all. These are not the faces of criminals who hide behind the facade of respectability or the corruption of political influence. They are, in fact, the real thing, men who hold their head up when challenged, and who seek no false redemption in the face of public vilification. After all, this is their job. Welcome to their world.

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Jocelyn Bain Hogg won immediate recognition following the publication of his first photographic book entitled 'The Firm', a personal and in-depth view into the British organized crime world. His new work is likely to make as much an impact as it dissects the world of celebrity and fan culture.

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