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The Gamblers (special edition) Martin Amis

The Gamblers (special edition) Martin Amis

Condition:
NEW
Publisher:
RRB Publishing 2018
Pages:
104
Format:
Hardback, 1st edition with print

£125.00 IN STOCK

Martin Amis’ photobook The Gamblers is the culmination of his long-term project photographing at racecourses across the South of England. The Gamblers is an affectionate portrait of the racing crowd, a well-informed tribe of racing enthusiasts, from a quirky mix of class and social backgrounds, who come together to find the next winner. Martin immersed himself in the racing crowds, camera at the ready, often betting himself as he sought his next subject. Despite covering so many races over more than a decade with a variety of cameras and shooting strategies, Martin has skillfully collected his images into a single story. Filled with moments of gentle humour, The Gamblers will take you from highs to lows, through moments of tension to the frenetic and jubilant energy of the holding the winning slip.

“Some of my fondest childhood memories are my regular trips to the races with my father. I loved to watch the horses race, but I loved even more to watch the motley cast of characters betting on them. The stench of beer and tobacco would fill the air, bookmakers’ chants of the latest odds cut through the gamblers lively conversations as I helped my father place his bets. As a photographer, it was a very obvious subject to focus my camera lens upon.”  – Martin Amis


Special edition of 50 copies with a signed and numbered 10’x8” archival print (see first image).


The regular edition is available here.


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In the press:
British Journal of Photography
Collector Daily
Creative Boom
Fish Eye Magazine
The Guardian
Guillotine
GUP Magazine
Huck

Kasseler Fotobuchblog  
PDN
Washington Post

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