You Can Have Your Photo Taken by Rankin for $600 This Weekend


Anyone can have their portrait taken by legendary British photographer Rankin this weekend — but it will set customers back $607 (£500).

Rankin, whose real name is John Rankin Waddell, is one of the best-known photographers of the modern era, with superstars like Jay Z, Robert Downey Jr., and Queen Elizabeth II passing through his lens.

And according to Time Out, anyone can request a a bookable one-on-one session with the internationally acclaimed photographer at a two-day event in Kentish Town in London this weekend.

Rankin will be taking photos of individuals all day on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21.

At the “RANKINLIVE” photo shoot event this weekend, Rankin will revive the iconic black-and-white portrait style that he became well known for in the 1990s — and made the photographer the cultural icon that he is today.

According to the event’s website, participants will have the opportunity to be photographed by Rankin himself in 20-minute time slots — including file review time. Up to two people are allowed per time slot.

Once Rankin has taken images, participants will be able to review the images on-site and select their preferred shots. Participants can choose up to six “green tag” images, which will be emailed to them as a digital PDF on the day.

Within a week of the event, participants must confirm their favorite image from the “green tag” selection to be turned into an A4 authenticated print. The chosen print will be professionally produced and mailed to the participants’ home address, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

The 20-minute experience — which offers an intimate and personal encounter with one of the most renowned photographers in the world — can be booked for $607 (£500).

Availability is limited, and slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Slots are not confirmed until payment is received.

Participants must pre-book their time slots. This can be done by completing the form on the online link. The Rankin team will then reach out to confirm time slots and take payment.

There will also be an exclusive archive print sale at the event — selling one-of-a-kind proof prints from Rankin’s work from the decade and merchandise from his museum show THE DAZED DECADES: RANKIN 1990-2016.

For more information, go to the website.

Image credits: Header photo via Wikimedia Commons.