Drawing from all three of Myers’ previous books published by RRB Photobooks, ‘The Guide’ is the best of ‘The Portraits’, ‘Looking at the Overlooked’ and ‘The End Of Industry’ combined with Myers’ unique prose.
Myers demonstrates his remarkable self-awareness with a wry wit in describing his pictures, like the best of teachers he is neither dry nor academic but draws the reader into conversation.
His words are sprinkled liberally throughout the book, every three or four photographs. Sample subchapters give a sense of their character: Who I photographed, Titles and the generic, Subtopia, Deadpan, Me, my camera the viewer, etc.
Myers’s comments discuss the logistics of making specific pictures, but they often spill over into broader musings. The cumulative result is a candid glimpse into the mind of a serious photographer.
With a postcard signed by the author