If you have even the slightest interest in fashion, you know photographer Rankin and his work. Renowned for his intimate portraits–and for co-founding the iconic culture and photography mag Dazed & Confused–he’s shot everyone from Madonna to the Dove “Real Women” campaign.
Rankin’s latest exhibit, “Open,” is coming to Milk Gallery from May 24 to June 10 and is a culmination of 20 years of his work.
But maybe more importantly: from June 1-5 at Milk Studios, you have a chance to participate in Rankin Live. The photographer is inviting people with “unique personalities and style” aged 16 and over to submit a photo and brief statement. The most original applicants will be invited to Milk to pose for a portrait shot by Rankin. For this project he’s working with Oxfam, the international development agency whose mission is to alleviate poverty and suffering. Each portrait will cost $100, and all the profits will go to Oxfam. $100 for a Rankin portrait? That’s unbelievable.
Think you can be a Rankin muse? Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll be shooting portraits of the chosen few at Milk Gallery from June 1-5.