Edition : First / Brighton / Photoworks / 2004 / Hardcover. / Fine / Fine 4to, 144pp. Grey cloth in Dustwrapper. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates. Still sealed in publishers wraps.
Nigel Shafran’s work is characterized by the quiet observation of everyday life. His chosen subject matter is deliberately low-key and often domestic in nature: doing the dishes, his Dad’s office, charity shops, flea markets. And yet, his work extracts from this something profound and consistently beautiful, the sense of a natural order in ordinary things, or, as Shafran puts it, “an acceptance of how things are.” This monograph surveys Shafran’s work from early portraits and fashion photography for, among others, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Face and i-D, through more recent series such as Ruthbook, Washing Up 2000,and Dad’s Office, plus a selection of his favorite snapshots and excerpts from his scrapbooks. Killer.