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Photograph - London NW11 June 1994 [legs]
  • London NW11 June 1994 [legs]
    Shafran, Nigel, born 1964
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London NW11 June 1994 [legs]

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1992-1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shafran, Nigel, born 1964 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 992, box A

Physical description

Series: All prints inscribed in pencil on the back From Ruthbook and with title and date. All prints signed and inscribed on the back Printed October 1996 [except when otherwise stated] and with edition details 1/2

Techniques: Gelatin-silver print


1992-1995 (made)


Shafran, Nigel, born 1964 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print


Height: 22.8 cm, Width: 22.7 cm, Height: 29.2 cm, Width: 22.5 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph from 'Ruthbook' Ruthbook, a series of 14 photographs by Nigel Shafran. A chronological set of photographs taken between June 1992 and January 1995.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Series: The complete set of 14 prints was published in Ruthbook (unpaginated), printed in an edition of 600 copies and published by Nigel Shafran in 1995. The series is a portrait of Shafran's partner Ruth Farrington, also a photographer. A photograph by Farrington appears in E.6-1997 (on the wicker table at right).

Labels and date

Nigel Shafran’s Ruthbook is a sequence of chronologically ordered photographs taken between June 1992 and January 1995. The images reflect the nuances of a relationship over time and demonstrate Shafran’s process of staying attuned to the possibilities within everyday subjects. He used an understated photographic style, ambient lighting and long exposures to create a poetic observation of domestic life. [19/03/2012]

Production Note

printed June 1994


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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