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Photographer, filmmaker and publisher

Rankin was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1966. He originally studied to be an accountant before realising he wanted to pursue a creative career. In 1992 he co-founded the magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack, and has since founded the magazines Hunger, Rank, Another Magazine and Another Man.

Initially best known for his fashion photography and innovative magazines, Rankin has branched out into filmmaking and TV. In 2014 he recreated classic fashion photography in the BBC TV programme Seven Photographs That Changed Fashion. He has also been commissioned for major charity projects, including Nike’s Lace Up Save Lives, Women’s Aid and Surfrider Foundation.

Rankin has had over 50 books of his photography published. During 2020 he had his own Sky Arts TV series, and he continues to be one of Britain’s top and most hard-working creative forces.

Since the quirky pop star Björk posed for him in 1994, Rankin has spent over 25 years shooting the biggest names in music – from 1970s icons Debbie Harry and David Bowie to modern-day artists such as

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