Hassan Hajjaj, a Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, pays tribute to the biker culture of the young women of Marrakesh in vibrant photographs currently on show in New York.

His photos combine the tradition of African studio photography with the glossy aesthetic of the fashion shoot. His subjects are framed by consumer goods and adorned with the trappings of culture and branding.

A spokesperson for the Taymour Grahne Gallery, which is presenting his exhibition 'Kesh Angels, says: "His confident, upbeat portraits of young women wearing veils and djellabah while posing on motorcycles subvert preconceived notions of Arab women; his subjects are traditionally clad but defiantly modern, bearing bright smiles and the markers of youth, independence, celebration, and fun."

'Kesh Angels is at the Taymour Grahne Gallery, 157 Hudson Street, New York, until 8 March.

Kesh Angels
Kesh Angels, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print on 3mm White Dibond, 39.8h x 54.17w in / 101h x 137.6w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Rider
Rider, 2010/1431, Edition of 10, Metallic Lambda Print on 3mm White Dibond, 24.49h x 35.63w in / 62.2h x 90.5w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Camo Dots
Camo & Dots, 2001/1422, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print on 3mm White Dibond, 52.36h x 36/93w in / 133h x 93.8 cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Romancia
Romancia, 2010, Metallic Lambda Print on 3mm White Dibond, 24 1/2 × 35 3/5 in 62.2 × 90.4 cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Broen eyes
Brown Eyes, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 52.36h x 36.93w in / 133h x 93.8w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Gangs of Marrakesh
Gang of Marrakesh, 2000/1421, C-Type on Fuji Crystal, 50.98h x 37w in / 129.5h x 94w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Kick Start
Kick Start, 2006/1427,Edition of 10, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 33.11h x 23.62w in / 84.1h x 60w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
M
M., 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 52.36h x 36.85w in / 133h x 93.6w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Jhadijia
Khadija, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 53.5h x 36.77w in / 135.9h x 93.4w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
nikee rider
Nikee Rider, 2007/1428, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 35.31h x 24.41w in / 89.7h x 62w cmCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
installation
Hajjaj is a self-taught artist whose work includes furniture made from recycled utilitarian objects from North Africa, such as upturned Coca-Cola crates as stools and aluminium cans turned into lamps. 'Kesh Angels features an installation of his furniture in the lower galleryCourtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York