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.
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.