British born photographer, Rankin, first came to prominence in the early 90s where his intimate approach and playful sense of humour tapped into the consciousness of the irreverent times. After co-founding the seminal magazine, Dazed & Confused, he immersed himself with bands, artists, supermodels and politicians, rising to acclaim with his natural ability to elicit emotions and create iconic pictures.
Over the years his images have become part of contemporary iconography. Evidence of his frankness and passion for all aspects of modern culture are ostensibly represented in his photography. It seeks to push and provoke, asking questions which others may not ask.
Working with a wide range of artists from all creative mediums, Rankin is an avid collaborator. Striving for new ways to explore his work, it is his creative fearlessness that stands out as his enduring impulse.
Rankin continues to publish his bi-annual magazine, Hunger, as well as direct commercially for some of the biggest global brands. He lives in London with his wife Tuuli Shipster. (dec 2015)