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Picture of Portraits


John Myers

Binding: Hardcover (Including a small 5x4" silver gelatin print)


Publisher's Description

Myers work was shot throughout the 1970s in the West Midlands, and his pictures have a uniquely British feel to them. The Portraits will be 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.

“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

Publisher: RRB Publishing

Size: 250 x 285 mm

176 pages

Limited edition: 400 copies

Including a small 5x4" silver gelatin print of the image Giraffe, 1973

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