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Rankin opens his own gallery in Los Angeles
The British photographer, Rankin, is in conjunction with Fahey/Klein Gallery launching his first exhibition at his new gallery on Melrose Avenue, entitled Rankin’s Rubbish.
Rankin is best known for his celebrity portraiture and fashion photography and for being the co-founder of magazines like Dazed & Confused and Another Magazine together with Jefferson Hack. With Rankin’s Rubbish, he turns his lens to rendering more beautiful the detritus of everyday life.
“I have always wanted to call an exhibition Rankin’s Rubbish. I love the humour in the title – it’s not what people expect, especially as the opening show to a new venture. I always approach my work with a sense of fun. I want to amuse people with my photographs, and I try never to take myself too seriously. This is a very British character trait and, in this sense, this is a very British show! I was very inspired by Irving Penn’s still life images of cigarette butts and other discarded items; his images are beautiful. He elevates the mundane to almost become objects to admire.”
”I’ve always been obsessed by minute detail, and the patterns that emerge when you look at something so closely. I see faces in everything.”
8070 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046