Rankin's set to launch a double exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery on London's Brick Lane at the end of the month. Part one will cover the photographer's epic history, running the gamut from personal projects to political and celebrity portraits and everything he's dabbled in in between, including hopefully some of his original work for Dazed & Confused (which he co-founded with Jefferson Hack). The second part of the show is a kind of brilliant commentary on the nature of celebrity these days. He'll cast 1000 people - total unkowns - based on their style, personality, whatever and string them through hair and makeup to the front of the camera to the actual exhibition wall in fifteen minutes to "comment...on the glamorisation of public figures in an age of celebrity obsession." The exhibition runs from July 31st to September 18th which means we'll be skipping out of New York at least one day early.
Rankin Told Me to Smize
I've been on a couple photo shoots in the past, but nothing as crazy-glamorous as yesterday's at Milk Studios. Not only did I get my makeup done and my hair blown out, but Rankin--yes, the Rankin--took my photo. You see, the legendary photographer has an exhibit opening at Milk today, as well as a new project where he's photographing 100 people for $100 a pop from June 1-5. As a nice little perk, Milk and Rankin's team invited editors over yesterday to get their portraits done.