"Being in front of a camera can make people uncomfortable, so I always like to find a way to give the models back their sense of power. Asking someone to flip you off really gives them a chance to push back to the lens and express themselves.
Keith and Mick are some of the liveliest people I’ve ever photographed. They’re active and joking and you just have to keep up. I tell people “they are the youngest band I’ve ever shot in my life,” because all they are is so full of energy.
They’ll never not be cool, and the casualness but also the enjoyment of giving me the finger makes this a shot I love."
- Rankin, "THE...", Picture This, Stockholm, 2023
An out-take from a press session in 2002, this image of Keith Richard and Mick Jagger, from The Rolling Stones, was taken at the Masonic Temple (Toronto, Canada) as part of the promotion of their world stadium tour.
F*ck Y*u: Keith & Mick
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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.
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