Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 992, Box A

London W10, February 1994

Photograph
1992-1995 (made)
Artist/Maker

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


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
C-type colour print
Brief Description
Photograph from 'Ruthbook' Ruthbook, a series of 14 photographs by Nigel Shafran. A chronological set of photographs taken between June 1992 and January 1995.
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
Dimensions
  • Height: 22.8cm
  • Width: 22.7cm
  • Height: 29.1cm
  • Width: 22.8cm
29.1 x 22.8 cm Series Measurements: 22.8 x 22.7 cm
Gallery Label
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
printed November 1996
Bibliographic Reference
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).
Collection
Accession Number
E.7-1997

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