Saturday, 21 February 2009

Top Rank

Top Rank..

There are certain moments in life that are a true milestone - be it personally or professionally. It could be said that I've just had one of those moments. On Thursday this week I was photographed by the world-renowned photographer Rankin for his Rankin Live exhibition in August. He selected individuals who he felt represented 21st Century Britain. This is a man who has photographed icons including the Queen, Kate Moss, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Dame Helen Mirren, Jude Law and Daniel Craig. Jefferson Hack's girlfriend, Belgian supermodel Anouck Lepere walked past me as I arrived at the studio. Located in the heart of the Dazed&Confused offices in Old Street, it was a beehive of activity. The man himself was charm personified - he called me a "handsome boy" and said he loved my outfit so much he wanted to shoot me full length. We nailed the shot in about eight minutes and agreed it was "the one". His team said my photo was "really dynamic". They placed my shot up on a wall beside his other subjects - and said it really stood out! I can't wait for the exhibition in August - Rankin Live -


  1. Ian, this photo is amazing! and it is even more fun to know how it happened! - you got the london look! :)

    G x

  2. You look absolutely amazing honestly ..i love your funky hair..and the ensemble i loved the old hair clean-cut but you pull this one off too you look like a cool kid ....well done hun:-)xxxx