Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Maybe It's Just Me But......

Image courtesy Razors Edge Hairdressing

I've never got the Rankin thing. As far as I'm concerned, he is to photography what Blair was to politics. His work seems to be permanently stuck in a particularly pointless bit of the of the 90's, all fap & piss. And after spending a large part of today watching him work, or should I say his army of arrogant self important wastrels, I'm even more confused as to the reason for his success.


He's currently doing this, photographing people who define our time apparently. Let me tell you that it doesn't include ugly bastards like me. A selection of today's portraits looked like the front window of Razors Edge. Here Rankin can you make me hair look like that but with more off the back?

6 comments:

Andy Clarke said...

reminds me of Venture

Mark Page said...

Ha, yeah with even less soul....

marcus doyle said...

He models himself and his work on far greater photographers that have gone before him. They were the concentrate and he is the cordial.

I was once at a party some years ago and everyone had the chance to be photographed by 'Rankin'. The queue was long and everyone was excited. Then he cried out "Beautiful people only please.."
Anyone can photograph a beautiful person and make them look beautiful. As for the queue, well there was only me and an ugly fat boy left (the fat boy was the photographer..)

martin said...

Does what it says on the tin, and if it's any consolation..he spelt Gilbert (as in...and George) wrong on his site...

Glinka said...

Rankin's work bores me to tears, "does what it says on the tin" thats true if the tin is full of air. His obsession with celebrity 'coolness' is all that remains. I don't care what justin bumberlake looks like with a gun in his hand or daniel craig pulling his neck sweater over his face.... its bland and only really has any interest as a game of guess who.... smash hits anyone!?

Mark Page said...

Right then, so we are all agreed that Rankin is a tosser.