Renowned photographer, Rankin has launched his own self-published, biannual fashionand lifestyle magazine, The Hunger. The magazine, which is designed to ‘inspired and incite the creative hunger in us all’, comes with support from the Dazed Group.
The biannual is unique in its visual identity, a result of Rankin shooting much of the photography and he has also been instrumental in directing the overall design and style. The magazine will feature a selection of individuals from the worlds of art, design, fashion, drama, and music, who have also pushed at the cultural boundaries in their own fields. The aim of the publication is for it to be a celebration of 'artistic passion and enterprise, from the past to the up and coming'.
The debut issue includes fashion stories with Kelis, Kelly Rowland, Sky Ferreira, Milla Jovovich, Erin O’Connor and Heidi Klum; as well as interviews with Rhys Ifans, Terence Stamp, Ray Winstone, Danny Dyer, Hayley Atwell, Plan B, Michael Sheen and Sally Hawkins. Additionally, each issue will be available with one female cover and one male cover with Issue One featuring Ifans and Ferreira.
Alongside the print version, Rankin has also launched its live, digital embodiment, The Hunger TV, an online channel which will be updated weekly with exclusive content.
“The Hunger is an idea that was born from the realisation that, more than two decades into my career as a photographer, I am still inspired by what I do every day. I named my first retrospective exhibition Visually Hungry – that’s how I felt. In a lot of ways, it is how I think I’ll feel until I die,” said Rankin.
Coinciding with the launch of the magazine, Rankin has also opened his own gallery, studio and living space, the Annroy Gallery in Kentish Town. The Annroy will house a different exhibition every month to showcase the photographer’s most recent work.