The Interiors series show a single element of a room with as much simplicity and detachment as possible, whilst capturing the mood and character of the entire space. Ruff photographed each interior scene as he found it, with no additional lighting or staging. Initially making black and white images he quickly realised that they seemed very artificial: ‘our eyes see colours; reality presents itself to us in colour’. During the early 1980s many of his friends and his family refurbished their homes. Ruff felt these new interiors were less interesting and he stopped producing work for this series.