Always interested in the democratisation of the image, and also a keen advocate of the amazing digital advances of the photographic industry, Rankin Live was the culmination of the accessibility and speed of modern photography. Rankin proved that everyone can look like a magazine cover star as, for 7 straight weeks, he photographed people off the street, one every 15 minutes – retouching, printing and hanging the image within half an hour of the shutter being fired.
Following the huge success of the London show in 2009, Rankin Live continues to gain momentum around the globe and has now successfully taken place in Milan, Paris, LA and beyond. Rankin and his team invite real members of the public into the studio to shoot their portraits… from shooting to on the wall in fifteen minutes.
Behind the scenes with Rankin
Rankin himself describes it as “the most ambitious project I’ve ever undertaken”. Rankin Live has given members of the public the exclusive opportunity to feature in front of a lens that has shot the likes of George Clooney, Grace Jones, Daniel Craig and countless others.