‘Synonymous with compelling portraiture, Rankin’s lens captures, creates and unveils icons

I think this sentence sums up Rankin’s work perfectly, he takes these icons and celebrities and reveals who they are be it a different view from what the public is used to or emphasizing what we already know. For example I looked through his work I found one celebrity who is themselves and another where he has show a celebrity in a different light.


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I find the image to the right interesting of Olivia Colman who is well know for being in comedy sketches and other forms of comedy yet here, Rankin has captured her about to shed a tear. This is bringing Olivia into a different light which we wouldn’t usually see in her work. This is a typical Rankin breaking someone down to the core, and understanding how to capture it perfectly.


I have got some great ideas, involving water, props, striped makeup and ways to provoke the model. I want each image to have a presence and have a connection with the viewer.


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