We are excited to announce the release of ‘Teenage Precinct Shoppers’, a new booklet of Nigel Shafran’s work published by Dashwood Books.
From the press release: ‘In describing his approach to photography Nigel Shafran has said “when I take a photograph I try to have faith in how things are”. This succinctly explains the simplicity and utterly engaging nature of his work. There are two series of portraits of teenagers combined here, a black and white series shot in Ilford town centre in the suburbs of East London which originally appeared in i-D magazine in 1990 and had an influence on a whole generation of London based photographers in the early nineties for its stripped down, no frills approach to portraiture and fashion. The second color series were shot in shopping precincts (a British term for mall) a few years later. As in all Shafran’s work none of the details seem trivial. Instead the choices these teenagers make in hair, make-up, clothes and attitude reveal a sense of profundity.’
NIGEL SHAFRAN Teenage Precint Shoppers
Dashwood Books 2013
Softcover - 500 copies edition
Available from www.dashwoodbooks.com
Right image: Nigel Shafran - Teenage Precinct Shoppers, 1990