John Myers - The Portraits (with limited, Signed silver-gelatin Print)

  • RRB Publishing, April 2018
  • Hardcover, 176 pages
  • Signed and numbered copies 1-50
  • Including a small, signed 5x4" silver gelatin print of the image Giraffe, 1973
  • Also with a signed 10x8" selenium-toned silver gelatin print, in an edition of 58, of the image Nicola and Donny Osmond, 1973
  • Full Edition Info

RRB Publishing is pleased to announce that we will publish John  Myers’ The Portraits in April 2018. 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

"This new publication, which includes many previously unseen images, finally offers a chance to see this body of work in full and to appreciate its revolutionary place in British visual culture." - Pete James




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