With over 120 images, The Cast see's Rankin celebrate the best of British film talent through iconic portraiture of British Independent Film Awards' winners and nominees.
"Having now made a few films myself, I have come to understand how intricate a beast it is and I feel closer to it than ever. This series of portraits began as a creative collaboration with The British Independent Film Awards. It represents my love and respect for the people out there who do it every day, crafting beautiful and wonderful stories and making British film the envy of the world.
In many ways these shoots have seen me as the fan boy – shooting all of these greats and getting to ask them millions of questions. I’ve loved every minute of it. I hope you can feel that in the pictures."
Published - 2017
Pages - 144
Book Type - Hardback
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.
BIFA was created to highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative film talent in the UK.