Synonymous with compelling portraiture, Rankinʼs lens captures, creates and unveils icons. Rankin made his name in publishing, founding the seminal monthly magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992. Riding on the success of the Dazed & Confused wave, Rankin took his photography to the wider market, creating landmark editorial and advertising campaigns.
His body of work features some of the most celebrated publications, biggest brands and pioneering charities, including Nike, Swatch, Dove, Pantene, Diageo, Womenʼs Aid, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. He has shot covers for Elle, German Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire and GQ, and worked with Rolling Stone and Wonderland.
In 2001, Jefferson and Rankin launched AnOther Magazine. With a focus on fashion, originality, and distinction, the magazine has become one of the most recognised and highly esteemed fashion magazines in the world.
Rankinʼs images have become part of contemporary iconography, evidence of his frankness and passion for all aspects of modern culture.
Rankin has published over 30 books, is regularly exhibited in galleries around the world, and has recently opened galleries in London and Los Angeles.
Rankin lives in London with his wife Tuuli, and son Lyle.