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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