Rankin的鏡頭:時尚、名人和藝術的永恆之旅|Rankin’s Lens: A Timeless Journey Through the World of Fashion, Fame, and Art

攝影是一種結合了技術技能、創造力和故事敘述的藝術形式,產生能超越時間和空間的影像。在傑出的攝影師中,少有人能與Rankin相提並論。從捕捉時尚之美和亮相界的輝煌,到深度探索人類情感和社會問題,Rankin的作品已經使整個世代的人們感到愉快並受到啟發。他的照片既優雅又挑釁,既動態又酷炫,創新且引領潮流。這反映出他攝影的多元化方式,對實驗的熱情,和打破可能性邊界的能力。 Photography is an art form that combines technical skill, creativity, and storytelling to produce images that can transcend time and space. And when it comes to iconic photographers, few can match the influence and impact of Rankin. From capturing the beauty of fashion and the glamour of show business to exploring the depths of human emotion and social issues, Rankin’s work has delighted and inspired whole generations. His photographs are elegant and provocative, dynamic and cool, creative and trend-setting. They reflect his multifaceted approach to photography, his passion for experimentation, and his ability to push the boundaries of what is possible.  

Why it matters:

攝影展覽 “飛躍時間” 將展示Rankin的出色作品,他是我們這個時代最有影響力和最受追捧的攝影師之一。Rankin曾為眾多政界和演藝界名流拍攝肖像,其中包括英國女王伊莉莎白二世、維維安·韋斯特伍德、比約克等人。優雅與挑釁、活力與冷靜、創意與風潮並存,這位著名英國攝影師的作品包羅萬象。該展覽將展示他過去三十年來拍攝的一些最佳作品,包括許多已被載入攝影史冊的經典人物攝影和名人照片。

Rankin – Zeitsprünge (Leaps in time) will showcase the exceptional oeuvre of Rankin, one of the most influential and sought-after photographers of our time. Rankin has captured some of the most famous personalities from politics and show business, including Queen Elizabeth II, Vivienne Westwood, and Björk, among others. His work is elegant and provocative, dynamic and cool, and trend-setting, reflecting his multifaceted approach to photography. The exhibition will feature some of his best pictures taken over the past three decades, including iconic portraits and celebrity shots that have made it into the annals of photographic history.  

4 highlights:

  • 本次攝影展將展出Rankin 在過去三十年間拍攝的部分優秀作品,當中包括許多已被載入攝影史冊的經典人物攝影和名人照片,有動人的佳作、經典的時裝照,也有深刻的概念系列作品。
  • The exhibition will include many iconic portraits and celebrity shots that have made it into the annals of photographic history: colourful beauty images and classic fashion spreads, as well as examples of his profoundly conceptual series.

  • 本次攝影展題為 Zeitsprünge(飛躍時間),展品跨越 2世紀 90 年代至 21 世紀,更有 2023 年全新拍攝且從未面世的作品,彷彿一場飛躍時間的對話。
  • Titled Zeitsprünge (Leaps in time), motifs from the 1990s to the 2000s enter into a dialogue with brand new and never-before- published pictures from 2023.


  • 20 世紀 90 年代初,Rankin 和 Jefferson Hack 創辦了《Dazed & Confused》雜誌,這是一本引領時代思潮的雜誌,匯集了時尚、繪畫、設計和攝影等不同主題。
  • At the beginning of the nineties, Rankin and Jefferson Hack established Dazed & Confused, a provocative – for the times – zeitgeist magazine, which brought together a mixture of different genres, such as fashion, graphics, design and photography.

  • 威茲勒新展開幕的同時,《HUNGER》雜誌的新刊《Timeslice》將於 2023 年 5 月 24 日發行。 新刊將成為一個獨立的珍藏版,囊括了主編 Rankin 過去和當下的作品。
  • Coinciding with the opening of his new show in Wetzlar, HUNGER magazine ́s new issue, Timeslice, will be released on 24th May 2023. The issue will be a standalone collector ́s edition, championing the past work and continuing legacy of its editor-in-chief Rankin.

Background – Rankin

Rankin的全名為 John Rankin Waddell(約翰·蘭金·瓦德爾),1966 年 4 月 28 日出生於蘇格蘭。1991 年,他與 Jefferson Hack 共同創辦了《Dazed & Confused》雜誌,1999 年成立 Dazed 影視公司 (Dazed Film & TV Agency)。2000 年12 月,他首次出版了自己的時尚雜誌《Rank》,2011 年出版《HUNGER》雜誌。Rankin 負責眾多知名品牌的廣告活動,還自願參與了許多專案。 Rankin 出版了眾多攝影集,其作品在世界各地展出。

Rankin was born John Rankin Waddell in Scotland, on April 28, 1966. In 1991, together with Jefferson Hack, he founded the magazine Dazed & Confused; and the Dazed Film & TV Agency in 1999. In December of 2000, he published his own fashion magazine, titled Rank, for the first time. This was followed by the magazine Hunger, which has been published since 2011. Rankin has been responsible for numerous advertising campaigns for well-known brands, and has also volunteered for a variety of projects. Rankin has published numerous photo books and his work has been exhibited worldwide.

Final tips:


Take your time to appreciate the composition, lighting, and the emotions captured in each image!

Rankin:Zeitsprünge (飛躍時間)攝影展|Rankin: Zeitsprünge (Leaps in time)


2023.5.26 – 2023.9.27


the Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar, Am Leitz-Park 6, 35578 Wetzlar, Germany

Photo Courtesy of the artist

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