Sunday, November 21, 2010

Seven Photographs

Richard Avedon, Dovima

Rankin, Erin O'Connor

In January 2009, there was a fabulous documentary on UK televisions BBC4, 'seven photographs that changed fashion' following the photographer Rankin as he recreated seven iconic fashion photographs.  Although nothing is better than the originals I think he did a pretty good job, I was especially impressed by his casting, choosing Erin O' Connor for the Avedon/Dovima shot was a stroke of genius.  What do you think?

Erwin Blumenfeld, Jean Patchett
Rankin, Heidi Klum

Guy Bourdin

Rankin, Daphne Guinness

Helmut Newton

Rankin, Jade Parfitt

Herb Ritts

Rankin, David Gandy

Cecil Beaton 'The Hat Box', Rankin, Sophie Ellis-Bextor

David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton

Rankin, Tuuli Shipster

To see Rankin at work re creating the Bailey/Shrimpton shot, with Bailey present and putting his two pennies worth in!  Go here.


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