Rankin, one of Britain’s foremost photographers, is known for his startling imagination, humor and a collaborative approach that has marked him out as one of the 1990s’ outstanding image-makers.
Rankin Works explores the entire body of his work during the decade: over 200 photographs cream off the very best of his early anti-fashion shots for London-based style magazine Dazed & Confused, of his later advertising work using digital manipulation, and, above all, of his witty portraits celebrating the process which translates celebrity personalities into the public imagination. His fashion shots provide a unique insight into the decade’s evolving trends in fashion, music, art, film, and his iconic portraits of celebrities from music, cinema and the arts- Madonna, David Bowie, Bono, Richard E. Grant and Kate Moss-have defined a new ironic genre of their own. Apparently flippant and accessible but often thought-provoking, this book- like Rankin’s photographs- is a refreshing document of style over substance, exploring the elusive territory where private and public lives intersect.
Rankin co-founded Dazed & Confused magazine in 1991 as an infrequent street-zine which was to become internationally recognized for defining its time. He has exhibited in London, Rome, Milan, and Paris. Future exhibitions are planned on Male Nudes, Snogging and Celebrities.
Rankin has shot celebrity features for many key style and fashion titles- from Interview, Ray Gun, Allure and Nylon to British rock bible Q
The book follows on from best-seller Nudes, a major pop culture event in the UK