So, um, we're here in my, my studio. We're doing a casting for Harper's Bazaaar Russia which is, uh, quite interesting because it's girls kissing girls. Come around here. So a couple of the girls are into the cast and having their photographs taken. We shoot digital so the photograph comes up immediately on the screen.
I originally wanted to take photographs because, um, I wanted to meet girls. My first break was actually, um, creating a magazine. It was like a portfolio of my work that I'd sent out to record companies and to fashion designers. Bjork was actually the first person that gave me a proper paid job to do a press session with her.
But now the casting is going to get interesting. (LAUGH)
So, just go for it?
Go for it
Are you just, they're just like stickers. Oh yeah, mad. Anyway.
When I meet models the first time, I'm generally looking for their personality to be, uh, something that will excite me when I'm photographing them and, and excite people when they look at the photographs. So seeing their eyes really is kind of like that kind of humor and if they can have a bit of a laugh then I'll generally like them.
My favorite model is definitely Heidi Klum who I'd travel miles to work for Heidi because she's such good fun.
This is hair and make up in here. We can't go in, someone's naked in there. This is Michelle.
(LAUGH) she's, uh, one of the make-up posse I use all the time. This is Rankin photography still and then we move into Dazed & Confused. And then you come to Dazed digital and then around here the viewing room where we look at photos.
I'm probably the most proud of the feature film I directed a couple of years ago because it was a massive leap for me to jump into doing film and it's made me want to go, to go on and do more films.
For me, it's about creating work that I'm really proud of and to create work I'm really proud of, I can't just be prescripted, I've got to be emotive, I've got to try to look for something imagining in it and hopefully that's what people see in my photographs.