Enigma is one of the most enigmatic of the beauty images captured by Rankin IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2012 CENTENARY OF THE SPIRIT OF ECSTASY - THE LEGENDARY MOTORCAR FIGURINE.
OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR, RANKIN CAPTURED 100 IMAGES, ONE FOR EVERY YEAR OF THE SPIRIT OF ECSTASY'S HISTORY. TAKING INSPIRATION FROM THE ORIGINAL STORY, WHICH IS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY AND ROMANCE, RANKIN INCORPORATED A VARIETY OF THEMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MASCOT INTO HIS STUNNING PORTRAITS: THE BEAUTY OF AGE, POWER AND THE CONFIDENCE OF FEMININITY.
From "Spirit of Ecstasy"
16 x 20 inches - Edition of 25
20 x 24 inches - Edition of 25
36 x 48 inches - Edition of 5
48 x 60 inches - Edition of 5
Comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity
As a photographer Rankin's portfolio ranges from portraiture to documentary. He has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner and The Queen to name only a few.
He is best known for work that is on the cultural cusp and leading future trends: producing rule-breaking campaigns for brands such as Rolls Royce, Unilever, L’Oreal and Samsonite; creating wide reaching projects for charities including Women’s Aid and Macmillan; and shooting music videos for the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Kelis.
As a publisher, Rankin co-founded the seminal magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1991, and has since published the likes of AnOther and AnOther Man, alongside over 40 books and the biannual fashion and culture print and digital platform, Hunger.
His photography has been published everywhere from his own publications to Elle, Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Wonderland, and exhibited in galleries globally, including MoMA, New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Rankin lives in London with his wife Tuuli and their dogs.
Printed by Metro
ARCHIVAL RESIN LAMBDA PRINTS ARE GENUINE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO PRINTS. THERE IS NO COLOUR CAST ON THE IMAGE, WHICH MEANS THAT LIGHTING DOES NOT EFFECT THE CLARITY OF THE BLACK AND WHITE TONES. THESE ARCHIVAL PRINTS HAVE A CONSISTENT AND NEUTRAL IMAGE TONE AND THE PAPER OFFERS FINE TONAL BENEFITS INCLUDING STRONG BLACKS AND SUBTLE HIGHLIGHT DETAILS.
OUR RESIN PRINTING IS DONE WITH METRO IMAGING. METRO IS THE ONE OF EUROPE’S LEADING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC LABS FOR ART PRINTING, FILM PROCESSING, RETOUCHING, MOUNTING, FRAMING AND EXHIBITION SERVICES - AND THEY HAVE BEEN HOME OF RANKIN'S ARTWORK PRINTING FOR OVER 20 YEARS.
METRO HAVE ALMOST 40 YEARS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY, THIS PRO-LAB IS RUN BY A WORKFORCE OF MULTI-DISCIPLINED AND SKILLED PROFESSIONALS SO THAT THE LEVEL OF EXPERTISE IS SECOND TO NONE.