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.
About the Artist
Marin Amis is a UK based photographer. His work has been featured in a number of publications as well as awards such as “Hey, HotShot!” , PDN Photo Annual and Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward. In 2006, he set up leading online Photobook outlet, Photobookstore.co.uk which he oversees on a day-to-day basis.
About the Publisher
RRB Photobooks is a photobook seller and publisher based in Bristol UK. RRB Photobooks publishing arm was established in 2015. They mainly publish overlooked, forgotten and underappreciated British photographers of the 1970s and 80s.