Nigel Shafran Washing Up

Nigel Shafran Washing Up

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Regina Yunghans
Mar 25, 2009

Photographer Nigel Shafran documented the act of washing the dishes in his apartment's kitchen for a series of photographs entitled Washing Up. His observations of daily life give us a glimpse of this everyday chore from someone else's perspective...

Each photo is accompanied by a list of food prepared that day, the dishes left behind as remnants of the meal. We get a kick out of seeing the varied arrangement of dishes and utensils from day to day, the different qualities of light, the growing plant in the window, the vestiges of special occasions left behind at the kitchen sink. For more of Shafran's work, much of it centered on home life, like a series of his girlfriend entitled Ruth on the Phone (at left), check out his website.
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