Rankin is the British photographer, publisher and film director renowned for his portraits of The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Madonna, Kate Moss, Bjork, and Her Majesty The Queen.
Aside from creating landmark campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands – L'Oreal, Dove, Pantene – he does a lot for charity, working with Comic Relief and Oxfam. He's also made music videos for the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Kelis.
Fearless behind the lens, his imagery has undoubtedly become engrained in contemporary iconography. I went along to his new studio in Stratford, London, to find out more about the man behind the camera.
Rather surprisingly, Rankin opened up about his childhood, his father and why he's trying to address some demons from his past. He talked about feeling like an outsider and why turning 50 has made him reflect. It was a really insightful and honest delve into the heart and mind of one of the biggest names in photography.