By the late 80s England had experienced ten years of Conservative government, the collapse of industry leading to the rise in poverty and unemployment. It is in this context that Nick Waplington spent four years documenting the daily lives of two working-class families. The series resulted in Waplington's first book published in 1991, Living Room, that vibrantly illuminates the antithesis of the grainy, black and white interpretation of the working class one generally sees. Living Room offered a fresh perspective on the lives of the people on the wrong side of the economic tracks. Waplington makes no dramatic social statements, but rather a touching chronicle of the struggle of the everyday life. The photographs in Living Room / Work Prints are taken from a box of work prints which were made for editing purposes during the creation of Living Room, containing a fascinating selection of pictures not included in the final edit of the original publication.