Iconic British photographer and director, Rankin has joined forces with Latitude Festival for a unique collaboration. Famed for his iconic celebrity portraits, Iconic British photographer Rankin has captured everyone from David Bowie to The Queen. But what’s it like to be shot by the legendary photographer?
In a cutting-edge partnership with Latitude, Rankin will deliver a keynote in the Music + Film Arena discussing three fearless decades behind the lens and the creative boundaries between art and artists. And in an iconic festival first, Rankin will also set up a live studio in the Faraway Forrest where lucky festival-goers can have their portraits taken by the trailblazer himself.
Rankin’s work has defined the face of popular culture for generations, with a portfolio ranging from portraiture to documentary, Rankin has shot The Rolling Stones, Kate Moss, Jay-Z, Kendall Jenner and Madonna to name only a few. Fearless behind the lens, his imagery has become ingrained in contemporary iconography. A photographer who defined the aesthetics and attitudes of the 1990s and 2000s his influence continues to be seen everywhere, from fashion editorials to cinematography, graphic design, and music videos for artists from Iggy Azalea to Miley Cyrus.
This is an artist spanning cultures and generations; the creator of Cool Britannia who stuck around long after the party finished, and has now become an icon in his own right. Rankin x Latitude is a one-off opportunity to hear from and be photographed by one of the world’s most prolific photographers.
Rankin commented: ‘Creativity comes in so many guises and at Latitude there is imagination in abundance. The UK is the greatest exporter of culture and creativity in the world today and Latitude is one of the finest examples of this. The festival offers an outlet like no other for self-expression and discovery. I’m so excited about the results of this unique collaboration.’