Nigel Shafran is a name I haven’t heard on the fashion photography front for a while. Back in the day he was a regular on the i-D/Face/Vogue circuit but these days his focus is more art photography. He recently shot the new Loewe campaign in the streets of Madrid.
I decided to have a nose at his website to see what else he has been up to. I love his 9-year study, ‘Ruth on the phone‘ – I have images of this poor woman baulking as her husband appears brandishing a camera every time the phone rings, for years on end…
There is also a poignant series on charity shops, market stalls and car boot sales, part of an ongoing exploration of everyday, ordinary London.
Shafran’s photos of Adriana Lima, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Alessandra Ambrosio have a similar quiet, documentary feel to them and apparently are unretouched: