Insults fly on every page of F*ck Y*u by Rankin.
A publication which collates Rankin's most iconic model and celebrity sitters. Each portrait sees the famed photographer being given the one finger salute in a series of notoriously cheeky photographs - including the likes of Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Robert Downey Jr, Robbie Williams, Rupert Grint and Heidi Klum.
A fun and provocative look at modern celebrity, F*ck Y*u asks the question: what is the relevance of this obscene Western hand gesture? And is it really that obscene today?
Including texts from: Dr Paul Rixon, discussing the origins and historial context of giving the finger; Punk historian Jon Savage on flipping the bird in popular music iconorgaphy; and author Irvine Welsh on Rankin's playful and iconic style.
Published - 2014
Pages - 325
ISBN - 978-0957213555
Publisher - Rankin Publishing Ltd.
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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.
Dr Paul Rixon
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Arts Centre for Research in Arts and Creative Exchange, University of Roehampton.
Jon Savage is an English writer, broadcaster and music journalist, best known for his history of the Sex Pistols and punk music, England's Dreaming, published in 1991.
Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His 1993 novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scots dialect and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.