Photography by Rankin

Photography by Rankin has exerted a profound direct and indirect influence on cultural and trend opinion. It established the stylists involved into the fashion world, brought to the forefront musicians just starting out, and built careers of budding photographers, including Rankin himself.

An infamous workaholic, Rankin has photographed subjects from Kate Moss and Madonna, to the Queen from Tony Blair to Oasis. It is clear that celebrity holds little allure for him, however, looking at his body of work, some of his most outstanding images are also from a series of nudes featuring ordinary people. He consistently seduces with his images, by drawing out individual personality, while considering and commenting on broader ideas through his photography. Ranking has never shied away from addressing subject matter, including issues from domestic violence to body image in both his personal work as well as charity and commercial projects. He made headlines with his campaign for Dove which included women of all sizes, as well as charity campaigns for Amnesty International, Everyman, Special Olympics, Refuge, Women’s Aid, and a recent project for breast cancer research amongst many others.

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About Rankin:

Rankin was born in Glasgow in 1966. While taking a course in accounting, he realized that this was not the future he dreamt of. He dropped out of class to study photography at the London College of Communication. Here, Rankin then decided to start a campus magazine, visiting different classes rallying up volunteers to help, and eventually meet, Jefferson Hack, a key event in Rankin’s artistic career. Together they create the famous Dazed & Confused Magazine which went viral across the student campus. It was something people wanted more of, so the pair launched it publicly in 1992 putting them both on the road to success. The monthly issue soon became a cult reference, discovering emerging young artists and displaying their work in the fields of fashion, design, photography and literature.

 

ARTWORK

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Brazilich by Rankin
Brazilich by Rankin
2001
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Sebastian, Breeding by Rankin
Sebastian, Breeding by Rankin
2001
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Emily, Breeding by Rankin
Emily, Breeding by Rankin
2001
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The Queen by Rankin
The Queen by Rankin
2001
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Heidi by Rankin
Heidi by Rankin
1999
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Hundreds and Thousands by Rankin
Hundreds and Thousands by Rankin
2006
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Pounting Dita by Rankin
Pounting Dita by Rankin
2003
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Monica Bellucci by Rankin
Monica Bellucci by Rankin
2003
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Touch Your Toes by Rankin
Touch Your Toes by Rankin
1996
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Black Tuuli 2 by Rankin
Black Tuuli 2 by Rankin
2006
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Male Chauvinistic by Rankin
Male Chauvinistic by Rankin
2004
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Gisele Sparkly 2 by Rankin
Gisele Sparkly 2 by Rankin
2003
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A Lot of Lip by Rankin
A Lot of Lip by Rankin
2010
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Here’s Looking at You 1 by Rankin
Here’s Looking at You 1 by Rankin
2010
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Here’s Looking at You 2 by Rankin
Here’s Looking at You 2 by Rankin
2010
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Heidi Chocolate Eyes Open by Rankin
Heidi Chocolate Eyes Open by Rankin
2009
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And God Created Eva 1 by Rankin
And God Created Eva 1 by Rankin
2003
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Rasha by Rankin
Rasha by Rankin
2006
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Alisa by Rankin
Alisa by Rankin
2006
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Ben by Rankin
Ben by Rankin
2006
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Medusa by Rankin
Medusa by Rankin
2003
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Centaur 2 by Rankin
Centaur 2 by Rankin
2011
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Reap by Rankin
Reap by Rankin
2011
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Kate Big Issue by Rankin
Kate Big Issue by Rankin
1999