Rankin

United Kingdom

Legendary British photographer and director Rankin is one of fashion’s most influential image makers. A co-founder of Dazed Media and founder of Hunger magazine, he’s a master of contemporary fashion photography and celebrity portraiture (Kate Moss, Madonna, and Queen Elizabeth II have all posed for him) with a finger on the pulse of our rapidly changing zeitgeist. Through his creative agency, Rankin has extended this sensibility to brand projects for clients like Prada, Rolls-Royce, Nike, and Samsung. In 2016, WePresent commissioned him to photograph Cannes during the Cannes Lions festival—not the travelers schmoozing and partying at the Croisette, but the everyday people who call the city home. We collaborated again on The Backstage Sessions, a three-video series featuring some of rock n roll’s most famous photographers; and the Curated by Rankin series, which profiled five up-and-coming image-makers whose work excites and inspires him.

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Doing what I do doesn’t come with beds of roses and piles of cash. It comes with hard work, early starts, late finishes and me moaning a lot.