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Rankin: Unfashionable: 30 Years of Fashion Photography

A spectacular retrospective of the profoundly influential photographer Rankin’s extraordinary thirty-year career on the cutting edge of fashion and pop culture.

A photographer who defined the aesthetics and attitudes of the 1990s and 2000s, Rankin’s influence continues to be seen everywhere, from fashion editorials to cinematography, graphic design, and music videos for artists from Iggy Azalea to Miley Cyrus.

Edited by the photographer himself, and drawing from thirty years of work, this is the first retrospective of Rankin’s full career. From early provocative portraiture in the late 1980s, through his founding with Jefferson Hack of the fashion bibles of the 1990s and 2000s, Dazed & Confused and AnOther Magazine, to his pioneering of independent television and film through Hunger and his iconic monographs on Heidi Klum and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rankin’s work hasdefined the face of popular culture for generations.

Presented in reverse chronology, with a nod to a continuing spirit of contradiction, Unfashionable moves from Rankin’s most iconic portraiture and documentary work through his nudes, his groundbreaking fashion work, and back to his earliest Polaroids. With contributions from Rankin and several of his influences, peers, subjects, and admirers, this is the definitive look at one of the most profound influences on fashion and photography working today.

About The Author

Rankin is a photographer living and working in London. He cofounded the magazines Dazed & Confused and AnOther with Jefferson Hack, and his fashion photography has been published everywhere from his own publications to Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, RollingStone, and Wonderland.

  • Publish Date: November 27, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Individual Photographers - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • Pages: 320
  • US Price: $65.00
  • CDN Price: $85.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6217-7

Reviews

"Edited by Rankin himself, and drawing from thirty years of work, the new photo-book Unfashionable: 30 Years of Fashion Photography is Rankin's first retrospective of his full career in fashion photography. From early provocative portraiture in the late 1980s, through his founding with Jefferson Hack of the fashion bibles of the 1990s and 2000s (Dazed & Confused and AnOther Magazine), to his iconic monographs and bi-annual fashion and culture magazine Hunger and its pioneering digital platform, Hunger TV, Rankin’s work has defined the face of pop culture for generations." —NOWFASHION.com 

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Few have left such an indelible mark on the worlds of fashion, photography and popular culture as British polymath Rankin, who personally edited this, the first retrospective of his entire career. Three decades of provocative imagery (remember a topless Heidi Klum defiantly flipping the bird?) are highlighted, from portraits to fashion spreads to the artists earliest polaroids." —Inside Hook

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