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 only complete collection of Myer's portraiture work ever published, and we are excited to be bringing this master of portrait and setting to a wider audience. The Portraits is limited to 450 copies; each copy of the book will include a 5x4” original silver gelatin print. In addition, copies 1-50 will also contain a 10x8” silver gelatin print. There is a separate portfolio edition of 8 with accompanying presentation box of 12 9.5x12” silver-gelatin prints. Both the 10x8" print and the set of 9.5x12" prints are selenium-toned.
John Myers was born in 1944. His photographs were taken between 1972 and 1983 using a 5 x 4 inch Gandolfi plate camera.
John Myers' talk at the Martin Parr Foundation:
Edition of 8 copies with a portfolio of twelve 9.5x12" silver-gelatin prints, also include the signed and limited 10x8" and signed 5x4" printRRP
£225 | £450 with 10 x 8" print | Portfolio Edition price upon request
a chance to see this body of work in full and to appreciate its revolutionary place in British visual culture" - Pete James
"The best speaker on photography I have ever seen" - Brian Griffin
I look at them and see the 70's my body remembers" - Grayson Perry
“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