by Penny Martin .

Nigel Shafran studio visit

With such a great proportion of current fashion image-making occuring 'out of camera' and in the retoucher's studio, it's a rare and welcome treat to poke around the darkroom of someone who prints their own work. Leafing through some intriguing new projects by Nigel Shafran at his East London studio, hand-written annotations along the margin of prints revealed that this photographer is so faithful to his original shots that art directors are forbidden to even crop them! Since I last saw his work exhibited at the Max Wigram Gallery, I learnt Nigel has also been making interesting avenues into moving image. I think I may have managed to persuade him to make a late contribution to Moving Fashion in time for the re-screening...