Nigel Shafran's work has been exhibited at Tate and the V&A and internationally. He worked as a fashion photographer in the 1980s before switching his focus to the still-life details of everyday living. Ruth on the Phone is published by Roma Publications.

Ruth on the phone (1995-2004)

Due to the familiarity of their content, Nigel Shafran's visual taxonomies of the objects, events and people of his immediate surroundings not only document his own life, but resonate with all of us. Here he turns his camera on his wife while she is engaged in phone calls, mostly from their home. Shafran shares his informal intimacy, depicting his wife at work, in bed, pregnant; whilst she never acknowledges the camera.



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