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Synonymous with dynamic and intimate portraiture, the photographer Rankin has shot everyone from royalty to refugees. His powerful images are part of contemporary iconography, and mix a cross section of his own personal interests with commercial campaigns, from Nike to Women’s Aid. His work is regularly exhibited in galleries around the world from Sao Paolo to Moscow, London to LA.
Turning his lens to the moving image Rankin began co-directing with Chris Cottam. The duo’s commercial credits include O2, Rimmel, Nivea, H&M, Dove and Kleenex. Their debut film, The Lives of Saints, penned by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas writer Tony Grisoni, enjoyed success on the festival circuit and won the grand jury prize at the Salento International Film Festival. Musically the pair are behind the videos to chart hits Say it Right by Nelly Furtardo, Cobrastyle by Robyn, No Time for Tears by The Enemy and Acapella by Kelis.
Early 2010, after nine years together, Chris and Rankin parted company in order to pursue their own careers. Rankin continues to direct on a solo basis; recent projects have included fresh faced Sky Ferreira’s debut single One and Kelis’s explosive 4th of July. Commercial clients include Samsung, Swatch and creative films with make up artists Ayami and Caroline Saulnier.
Not content with just taking photographs, Rankin sees every stills shoot as an opportunity for creative exploration. Since early 2010 he has been shooting short fashion films alongside the stills in an attempt to create moving versions of the images he takes. He has made fashion films for Hannah Marshall SS2011 and Clemency SS2011 to name just a couple - both debuted at London Fashion Weekend 2010 - as well as building up an intriguing library of behind the scenes footage. Based in London, Rankin lives with his wife Tuuli and son Lyle.
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Renowned photographer and director Rankin has joined forces with UNICEF to create a film to highlight the plight of children uprooted by war, poverty and disaster. The thought-provoking video urges people see past the refugee and migrant labels and value each child as a child, first and foremost, no matter where they’re from. The film, set to Bastille’s poignant track ‘Four Walls’, depicts refugee and migrant children watching footage of children in danger around the worl …14.09.2017 // ADD blog TO MY GOSEE // 1 item in this blog // SHOW blog
#GetSnogging is a film-based project by photographer Rankin and creative agency THE FULL SERVICE to celebrate International Kissing Day and spread a lot of love in these testing times (Hard Brexit. Hung Parliament. The President of the United States of America). They have called on some of the industry's most creative talent, and all of you, to snog, kiss, peck, smooch and slobber in the name of love. Here is Part 1, the filmed compilation of pro moments, for you on GoSee, published …06.07.2017 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 8 items in this article // SHOW article
If one were to describe London Director Vicky Lawton in a single sentence, it would most likely go like this: Vicky Lawton is a visual fanatic. In the somewhat longer version, you will learn that Vicky has worked for renowned photographer Rankin for nine years already, where she has supported shoots for brands and world-famous celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Rita Ora or Miley 'Darling' Cyrus as Art and Creative Director. In 2011, HUNGER** magazine was born with Vicky als CD. What the magaz …14.06.2017 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 7 items in this article // SHOW article
For the introduction of Jil Sanders’ newest edition of the iconic ‘View Bag’, HUNGER magazine created a mysterious fashion film, which was accompanied by still motifs. The focus for the launch of the bag was on motion and precision. HUNGER Creative Director and Film Director Vicky LAWTON c/o RANKINFILMREPS took it as inspiration for her film ‘Point of View’: "The film is all about doing something abstract and flowing in motion," and explains: "It not …17.12.2015 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 12 items in this article // SHOW article
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Rankin is one of the most sought-after image-makers of our time. In his photos, you sense a hunger for life and a direct access to the world beyond his lens. Equally in his films. We are very happy to welcome him and his lovely commercial film representative Pippa Bhatt c/o RANKINFILM at UPDATE15. They are both looking forward to the event – and we can’t wait to show you his artwork on the big screen at UPDATE15. We made use of the little time which is left to ask Rankin a few short …10.09.2015 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 32 items in this article // SHOW article
Update 15 is more than happy to welcome rankinfilmreps in Berlin. The iconic photographer and filmmaker Rankin will be at the event, and we will certainly take the opportunity to present our creative guests a selection of his absolutely must-see cinematic artwork on our big screen. We will, of course, also be showing films from the one-of-a-kind Director Vicky Lawton, his agency colleague. We have a first trailer as an appetizer for you here on GoSee and the complete feature on 25 September, 201 …17.07.2015 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 15 items in this article // SHOW article
This year it was GoSee London correspondent Pippa Bhatt's turn to fly to Cannes on assignment for GoSee. Pippa is probably best known for her agency Madam – and of course from rankinfilmreps. Working in the industry for an almost indecent time, she is quite a charmer, so we were sure she would bring home some nice lines – plus photos. We also have Pippa's Cannes résumé for you exclusively on GoSee. "It’s the week after Cannes Lions, and that can mean a n …02.07.2015 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // 21 items in this article // SHOW article
Rankin has teamed up with Walter Campbell, the writer of “Under the Skin” starring Scarlet Johansson, on a film for Coco de Mer. The new campaign of the London-based lingerie label, titled “X,” shows a roller-coaster ride of images, from seemingly banal everyday moments to erotic flashes. Campbell created the concept and Rankin put together a flurry of directors and photographers, including himself, Vicky Lawton, David Allain, Damien Fry and Joe Hunt, Trisha Ward and Bron …01.07.2015 // ADD blog TO MY GOSEE // 1 item in this blog // SHOW blog