Photographer Rankin and makeup artist Caroline Saulnier, two of the most respected practitioners of their respective professions, have come together to create a beauty book of unprecedented artistry. This special collaboration showcases the talent and strong aesthetic styles of both artists in a series of sensual, visually compelling images.
Rankin and Caroline have joined forces to explore the strength and sensuality that fascinates them, each utilizing their talents to give depth to the work of the other. The result of their collaboration and connection is a book that is not only an example of fashion photography and makeup artistry at their finest, but also a stunning work of art.
Published - 2012
Pages - 100
ISBN - 9780956779434
Publisher - Rankin Photography
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.
Saulnier's style is classical and avant-garde, in equal measure; she experiments with unusual texture and bold pigment to create amazing works of art. Her work draws on the unique features and imperfections of her models as inspiration. It also explores the darkness and light in her own personality, a therapeutic exploration of self that never fails to produce fascinating results.