Nigel Shafran’s photographs are found within the frenetic pace and clutter of his domestic life. These small landscapes, each one a perfect balance of form and emotion, describe a familiar contemporary existence, yet they are always personal and often filled with love.
This book is linked, in an informal way, to Ruthbook, a sequence of early pictures of his home life which he self-published in 1995. More than a decade later, the sense of continuity and growth adds to emotional significance of the photographs, but Shafran’s aesthetic control and his use of the visually mundane results in realism rather than nostalgia. Each picture is evidence of his singular ability to find beauty in the most ordinary things.