IMPORTANT: Please check out this gallery of images before entering this contest. Rankin is a British portrait photographer who has well earned his legendary status in the years since he co-launched Dazed and Confused magazine in 1991. He’s shot in many different styles, but is perhaps best known for studio portraits shot against a plain background, often just head and shoulders, model looking at the camera, harsh light, maybe a ring flash, and a range of expressions that offer a glimpse into the (usually) celebrity sitter. Use Rankin’s signature style as a jumping off point, but take it where you want to, either in or out of the studio. Above all it is about the photographer teasing something out of the sitter, as all great portraiture photography is.
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