Went to see the new Rankin exhibition last Saturday, ‘Portraits.’ It’s on at the Annroy Gallery until July 18th and features photos from his new book by the same name. The exhibition was small but perfectly formed (ah that old chestnut!) with only about 10 portraits as far as I could see. I didn’t realize that the new Kelis ‘Fleshtone’ album cover was shot by Rankin too. A selection of Rankin’s previous publications were also on display at the back of the room by a seated area which meant you could sit and browse through them after looking at the lovely glossy photos. I particularly loved the Alex Box book – definitely going to research this amazing make-up artist more.
My favourite photo was the one pictured above of Selma Blair. Wonder what he told her to make her cry?!
To get to the Annroy Gallery, go to Kentish Town tube, turn left and walk down past Tescos, Sainsburys etc. then go right and then right again. Walk under the bridge and its right there. Look at Rankin’s website for further info: www.rankin.co.uk