In 2010 Macallan invited Rankin to visit Easter Elchies House, the spiritual home of The Macallan. Here he was encouraged to interpret The Macallan Estate through his lens, capturing its heart and soul through the art of photography. The collaboration resulted in a photojournalistic essay depicting one summer at The Macallan Estate.
The output of the collaboration was a staggering 1,000 works of art, each comprising an original Rankin image, captured on Polaroid film. The use of Polaroid film, unique in that no digital enhancements or alterations can be made, was bold. Each single moment was captured with no second chances.
Published - 2010
Pages - 1016
Book Type - hardback
ISBN - 9780956268129
Publisher - Paragraph Publishing
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.
The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.
The Macallan Masters of Photography project (running since 2010) was launched with their Rankin collaboration and has since collaborated with world renowned photographers including, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz, Elliott Erwitt, Mario Testino and joined forces with the Magnum Photos.