John Myers - Looking at the Overlooked


RRB Photobooks are pleased to present Looking at the Overlooked by John Myers. Looking at the Overlooked is the second volume of a series of three, which will represent Myers collected works.


“It is gratifying that The Portraits was such a success. Looking at the Overlooked presents the place where those people lived “ – John Myers


Looking at the Overlooked describes a way of encountering the world. The images, all taken within walking distance of Myers’s home in Stourbridge are scenes encountered without narrative or emotion, as if Myers were the first person to come across the places he turned his lens upon. The work is sequenced as a journey through a town, generic and not site-specific, a backdrop to the mundane and everyday that is too often seen and yet not considered as part of our visual landscape.

 Looking at the Overlooked  is available in a limited edition of 450 signed and numbered copies, each containing a 5x4” original silverprint of ‘Bed, 1976’, which is signed and dated to the verso. Books numbered 1-50 also include a 10x8” selenium toned silverprint of ‘Benjamin the Rabbit, 1975’. A portfolio edition which is accompanied by a folio of 10 silverprints is available in an edition of 8 (plus 2 Artists Proofs).

John Myers' talk at the Martin Parr Foundation: 

Looking at the Overlooked