Rankin established his reputation in the fashion world when he launched Dazed & Confused with his business partner Jefferson Hack in 1991. Rankin has an iconic, immediately recognisable intimate portraiture style that has seen the likes of Kate Moss, Britney Spears, Madonna, Giselle, The Queen, Tony Blair and Heidi Klum pose for him.
Rankin Live! is a project that will involve 1000 members of the British public and is currently exhibiting at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, Shoreditch. Last weekend I had the pleasure to be photographed by him for the exhibition. I’ve seriously never been so excited and nervous in my life – what do you think of the final pic? The man is a genius!
I seriously recommend going along to view his work – the exhibition is on until the 18th September – as it’s a huge space filled with some of the most exciting and beautiful images I have ever seen. My favourites include Lily Cole in her underwear [such an ethereal, pre-raphaelite beauty] shot for Arena magazine and Kate Moss in her 90s grunge days.
There is also a section dedicated to beauty and this particularly grabbed my interest [surprise, surprise!] Alex Box has done a lot of work with Rankin and they have collaborated on a project... news of this to follow shortly, keep an eye on the blog for more details!