The Portraits by John Myers
. First edition (2018). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Limited edition of 450 signed and numbered copies. Signed by John Myers to copyright page. Also, comes with 10 X 13cm Silver Gelatin print. Signed and dated on verso. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Portraits
So, John Myers’ The Portraits was shot throughout the 1970's in the West Midlands, and his pictures have a uniquely British feel to them.
Moreover, The Portraits will be the only complete collection of Myer's portraiture work ever published.
Statement from Frances Hodgson
“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.”
Statement from Ian Jeffrey
“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.”
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