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The Portraits

Sale price£250.00

RRB Photobooks, April 2018
Hardcover, grey cloth
25 x 28 cm
176 pages
Limited Edition of 450 signed and numbered copies, including 5x4" signed silver-gelatin print
Copies 1-50 are the special edition, also including signed and limited 10 x 8" silver-gelatin print
ISBN: 9781999727512

First Edition £250 | Special Edition £750
Left: Giraffe, 1973
Right: Nicola and Donny Osmond, 1973
Giraffe, 1973 5x4" signed silver-gelatin print
Nicola and Donny Osmond, 1973 10x8" signed and limited silver-gelatin print, limited edition of 68

RRB Photobooks published John Myers’ The Portraits in April 2018. The Portraits is the most complete collection of Myer's portraiture work ever published in one volume, and we are excited to be bringing this master of portrait and setting to a wider audience. The collection was shot throughout the 1970's in the West Midlands, his pictures are renowned for having a uniquely British feel to them. 

“Portraiture was the heart of his practice, simple slow portraiture of the  kinds of people who were missed by more generic image making...Had  they been seen in the magazines, these would have had just as much  effect as Arbus. They’re unsettling, discomfiting in a British understated  way.” - Frances Hodgson

“Very important and under appreciated” - Martin Parr

“I know that masterpieces are a thing of the past but I wonder when I  look again at the portrait of the man in the cardigan (Mr. Jackson, 1974):  his pensive look, the cigarette held like that (with a potential for ash on  the carpet), the cardigan and the slippers, all those mesh designs and  the commonplace bits and pieces in the cabinet – and that contained  wood flame in the wood grain – brilliant.” - Ian Jeffrey