Rankin: All Choked Up!

Sibu spent a rainy, wintry Sunday afternoon at the Kentish Town photographic studio of celebrated fashion photographer Rankin (photographed here by Anthony Devlin, PA) under bright white lights to recreate a daytime effect photoshoot with gifted assistant photographer, Jack Buster Chamberlain...this session (dubbed All Choked Up!) will inform a working relationship going forward to illustrate Sibu's anticipated 2015 Androgen and superheroes capsule collections: watch this space!


Rankin's portraiture of very recognisable faces has seen his reputation follow in the footsteps of David Bailey stylistically in producing arresting, typically black and white images (those above are among the photographer's own favourites). Otherwise, his documentary work has encompassed such BBC Four-sponsored films as South Africa in Pictures and accompanying RANKINJOZI book as noted below in our Jaded Life Designs: from Sofiatown to Cape Town news item, 21st February 2014.

www.rankin.co.uk for comprehensive archive of images and films.