London based photographer Rankin captures, creates and unveils icons. He has made his name in publishing, founding the seminal monthly magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992, which provided a platform for innovation for emerging stylists, designers, photographers and writers. His body of work features some of the most celebrated publications, biggest brands and pioneering charities, including Nike, Swatch, Dove, Pantene, Diageo, Women’s Aid, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. He has shot covers for Elle, German Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone and Wonderland. His work has always endeavoured to question social norms and ideas of beauty and, in late 2000, Rankin published the heteroclite quarterly Rank, an experimental anti-fashion magazine celebrating the unconventional.
In 2001, Jefferson and Rankin launched AnOther Magazine with a focus on fashion, originality, and distinction. Tapping into the consciousness of the 90s and 00s with his intimate approach and playful sense of humour, Rankin became known for his portraiture of bands, artists, supermodels and politicians. Having photographed everyone from the Queen of England to the Queen of Pop, Rankin is often seen as a celebrity photographer.
His work “Andrew Gallimore” is the fourth installment of his beauty book series and features a range of compelling portraiture charting British history through make-up. It publishes in December as a hard back book and is distributed in the UK by Boutique Mags, price £40. For more of his work visit www.rankin.co.uk.
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