There is a deadly code of conduct that operates beyond the boundaries of the everyday.
It's a world where anger, strength and terrifying ferocity must be controlled with total precision and perfect timing.
It is an art known to only a few. In this unique project, Kate Kray has met many such men and talked to them on their own ground.
They have opened up to her, told her their stories - the hunger and poverty they have endured as kids with crime and violence on every corner, a world where it's a thin line between survival and the cold slab in the city mortuary. Their stories are combined with the photographs of award-winning and world-acclaimed photographer David Bailey, His portraits capture their awesome, terrifying presence on film.
But Bailey reveals more than just their power and brutal strength; he shows their humanity and dignity too. The result of this collaboration is a revelation - stylish and compelling portraits in both words an pictures, of tough guys who are smooth, loaded and hard as rock.
Men who have gone to the brink, and have managed to turn their lives around to tell their tale...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 278 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/04/2010
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781844549153