Rankin is a British photographer, publisher and film director. Alongside being head of the eponymous agency RANKIN Creative, which hosts an 80+ strong team that puts strategy, creative and production all under one roof.
Through RANKIN Creative, he is best known for work that is on the cultural cusp and leading future trends: producing rule-breaking campaigns for brands such as Unilever, L’Oréal and Samsonite. He’s creating wide reaching projects for charities, including Woman’s Aid and Macmillan. And he’s shooting music videos for the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Kelis.
As a photographer, Rankin’s portfolio ranges from portraiture to documentary. He has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner and the Queen Elisabeth II, to name only a few.
As a publisher, Rankin co-founded, the seminal magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1991 and has since published the life of AnOther and AnOther Man, alongside over 40 books and the biannual fashion and culture, print and digital platform, Hunger.
His photography has been published everywhere from his own publications to Elle, Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone and Wonderland. They’ve been exhibited in galleries globally, including MoMA, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Rankin lives in London with his wife, Tuuli and their dogs.