The Portraits

John Myers




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Original Title The Portraits
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First edition first impression hardback in new condition. Signed by John Myers to copyright page. Comes with 10 cm 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.


John Myers’ The Portraits was shot throughout the 1970’s 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.

“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 underappreciated” – 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

Each copy of the book includes a 5×4” original silver gelatin print (Giraffe image as shown)

Edition of 450 signed and numbered copies.

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Weight 1.4 kg