~ on a sidenote, anyone who’s TeamHardy will get Satisfaction from the publisher’s blurb, which mentions Tom before the Rolling Stones. :)
British photographer Rankin commemorates his finest work through his largest retrospective book to date – MORE.
As one of the most compelling celebrity and portraiture photographers of our generation, Rankin brings a charged vitality to the subjects he portrays. A new in-depth retrospective book, MORE is a comprehensive overview, documenting the photographer’s most individual and best work from the worlds of fashion, music, and media from the past 20 years.
Organised by themes, including nudes, portraits (featuring iconic personalities such as Tom Hardy, The Rolling Stones, and Emma Watson), beauty, fashion, and myths (a collaboration with artist Damien Hirst showing a contemporary portrayal of ancient mythical monsters), MORE is a rich, diverse, and revealing collection of photography.
About More, Rankin says, “If you look at my work and compare it to others, it’s a little uncomfortable, a bit strange, and a bit challenging.…I think my pictures are anti-celebrity—get them off the pedestal, get them face-to-face.…If you look at the work, it’s leveling.”
British novelist and author of MORE’s foreword, William Boyd, reveals: “There are wonderful portraits in this book, world-class, in my opinion, where we see that Rankin has managed to garner something new about even the most familiar faces.” teNeues