In summer of 2020 Rankin embarked on his biggest-ever project. He asked the public to capture the extraordinary times through photography. You responsed with tens of thousands of incredible images. Together your images, along with Rankin's, make an unprecedented record of this unqiue year.
Split over six chapters (Family, Empathy, Fun, Beauty, Nature and Self), Rankin's 2020 shares Rankin’s tips for home photographers, alongside his own photographic interpretation on the themes. Made in conjunction with the Sky Arts TV series, Rankin’s 2020, each chapter will also contain images from the special celebrity guests who appear across the programme, and Rankin’s favourite images sent in by the public.
“Photography is my life and passion and I truly believe it has the power to reveal and connect. Now we all have cameras in our pockets, I think it’s time to use them. In Rankin's 2020, we worked together to document a crazy year and make something positive out of it.”
Published - 2020
Pages - 140
Book Type - hardback
ISBN - 978-0995574168
Publisher - Rankin Publishing Ltd.
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.
Designed by Alice Daisy Pomfret
As a Rankin collaborator she has designed several publications alongside graphic and print design for the bumper 10th Anniversary Edition of our magazine HUNGER.
A true rising star of the UK design scene, Alice is the founder of Akin Magazine championing stories of creatives from around the world.