Rankin Shares His Career Highlights and Advice for Young Photographers


In the world of photography, few hold as much clout as Rankin. Recently, Highsnobiety had the honor of sitting down with the industry legend to discuss his numerous career highlights, challenges, and the advice he has for anyone looking to follow in his footsteps.

Rankin opened up about the importance of humor and not taking one’s self too seriously. He also spoke about growing up without exposure to art or any formal training and how, when he picked up a camera at the age of 20, it was “like a blank canvas.”

Watch our interview above as the British photographer recounts career highlights such as founding Dazed & Confused, photographing David Bowie, the Queen as well as Gordon Brown.

For aspiring photographers the industry veteran also offers invaluable insights about the responsibility of picking up a camera.

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