“Supermarket checkouts” Photography exhibition
Photography exhibition and Q&A with photographer Nigel Shafran
Nigel Shafran: -
"What interests me isn't grand themes, but the everyday. It's the side of our sink, which is where we keep food waste and packaging before they are put on the compost heap or stuck in the recycling bin.
My career started in fashion photography in New York during the Protected content . But I realised fashion was not what I wanted to pursue, because of the way it depicts women, and the aspirational values it promotes, suggesting you shouldn't be happy with what you have.
My work is about a build-up of images, often in sequences. There is a connection between them all. Basically, I'm a one-trick pony: it's all life and death and that's it."
He is most well known for his independent photographic work, which makes subtle narratives from everyday life
Born: Protected content .
Influences: Rembrandt, the Velázquez painting Las Meninas, André Kertész, Josef Sudek, Robert Adams, Helen Levitt and Roger Fenton.
High point: "Publishing books and the birth of my son."
Top tip: "Keep still, make mistakes, accept, communicate."
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