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The GUERLAIN Beauty Special ‘Make Up Your Mind’ was photographed by RANKIN for the latest issue of HUNGER MAGAZINE.
GUERLAIN has always drawn inspiration from the faces of the women of this world. Fine differences in complexion, light or sun-kissed, the beauty in the multitude of shimmering nuances, the magic of the products and powder compacts, irresistible objects of desire… GUERLAIN draws on peerless expertise in capturing true radiance to reveal the natural beauty of the face. Since 1828, Guerlain has explored, innovated and perfected its fragrance, skincare and make-up – all with nature and art as its inspiration.
HUNGER is a biannual magazine from photographer, publisher and cultural provocateur, Rankin. Launched in November 2011, Hunger was born from Rankin’s desire to celebrate the innate drive that we all possess and that, with a bit of creativity, can be used as an impetus for cultural change.
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In an unexpected twist in the final episode of BBC’s Great British Photography Challenge, not one, but two winners have been named. Jackson Moyles, 21, from Dunfermline, and Tyrone Williams, 28, from Northampton, were crowned joint winners and are the first photographers to claim the title in this new series. Over the past four weeks, photographer and director RANKIN, who is internationally acclaimed for his famous iconic portraits, had to make this decision together with Ellen Stone, founder of Public Offerings Ltd.
RANKIN on the Jury’s decision : “Picking a winner for the show was really hard. It prompted some heated debate between me and the other judges. Tyrone and Jackson are completely different photographers, with two very different styles and career paths. Tyrone is an art photographer, with a really clear voice. His work grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Jackson’s work, on the other hand, grew as he found himself over the competition. So in that way, they were both stand-out photographers who showed their talent during the competition. There was no way we could split them – they were both clear winners in their own right. Now we’re excited to invite everyone to have a look at their talent first-hand as they reveal brand new works in their winner’s exhibitions.”
Tyrone on his win : “I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with and meet such passionate photographers and creatives. Winning the series has been such a great feeling and an amazing validation for my photography portfolio, but I feel all of us have achieved so much in the series. To all execute the challenges as we did and to all exhibit our work in the final, helping each other with every step, you can call us all winners.”
“Jackson is the photographer who reminded me most of myself at that age. He loves landscapes, I love portraiture, but we share the same passion for taking photographs, that same drive to make the next picture great – and, sometimes, the same cocky attitude! He worked hard for the show, pushed himself, really one to watch going forward,” says Rankin.
The Great British Photography Challenge was produced by Storyboard Studios for BBC – and you can see both exhibitions online : JACKSON MOYLES: REFLECTION & TYRONE WILLIAMS: DECONSTRUCTIONS
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What’s going on in the LGBTQIA+ community in 2021? This much is certain: It’s a lot more diverse and multifaceted than mainstream advertising would ever show. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to queer advertising. Photographer and Director Jordan Rossi presents a realistic cross section of the LGBTQIA+ community in his photo series ‘Proud Nation’. The campaign, including its own website, was revealed on 28 June with the support of Stonewall Uprising and Models of Diversity as well as creative agency RANKIN.
‘Proud Nation’ presents a broad spectrum with a variety of different public figures, including British Black Pride founder Lady Phyll, author Riyadh Khalaf, stylist and model Kyle De'Volle, actor Nathaniel Curtis, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ season two star Bimini Bon Boulash, and the original members of the Gay Liberation Front.
“I’ve always strived to create work that I wish I had seen when I was younger, and that’s precisely what this is. Representation in advertising is extremely narrow. Even in 2021. I wanted to create a snapshot of the community to reflect how it stands today. From disabled LGBTQ+ people, to those who are asexual, or even the original trailblazers who have fought for our rights, and the activists who are changing the perceptions of what it means to be LGBTQ+ in this day and age. It’s been an honor to work with and photograph so many inspiring and thought-provoking individuals,” says Jordan Rossi.
“As a charity, we have spent the last ten years campaigning for more diversity and inclusion for people of every age, size, color, ability and sexuality in the advertising industry. With more than a third of LGBTQ+ adults also identifying as having a disability, it was so important for us to collaborate on this innovative project to help highlight the intersection of disability and LGBTQ+. Both communities are seriously underrepresented in the media, and we love that this project not only represents the trailblazers of the past but also reflects the community of today. We hope these amazing images will help to combat ableism and discrimination in every area of society.”
A further interview with Jordan on the project is available on HUNGER MAGAZINE, and the individual stories behind those portrayed are on proudnation.co.uk.
After taking English Literature at university, Jordan Rossi joined Rankin Film Productions in 2012 and began working for prolific British fashion photographer and publisher Rankin. On New Year’s Day, HungerTV premiered the video for DOPEBOYLDN’s track ‘S.O.F.B.N. (Sick Of F*cking Being Nice)’ which Jordan directed. In 2017, Jordan’s directorial work continued to gain momentum with his short fashion films ‘THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’ and ‘Spirits of the Dead’ being selected by the London Short Film Festival and Bokeh Fashion Film Festival, respectively. In November 2017, he collaborated with queer musician Sakima on his videos for ‘DFT’ and ‘Daddy’ – the latter of which premiered with Nylon Magazine and has racked up over 400,000 views online. Jordan’s work has been featured by the likes of Hunger, Nylon, Vogue Italia, PromoNews, Desnudo Homme, Coitus, ContendMode, IntoMore, and Reform The Funk. Jordan continues to write, direct and produce his own projects while working at Rankin Film Productions and Hunger.
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