Some of the shots were conceived by Rankin, but in many cases the ideas were the subjects' own-they were given the opportunity to decide how they wanted to be shown. They chose to bathe in jelly, smear themselves with ketchup, sit trapped in the wire frame of a shopping trolley, in alleyways, courtyards and on rooftops. Behind the shots are concepts that reflect the beliefs, feelings and fancies of the models.
Witty, sensual, proud, the images ahead demonstrate that women at the beginning of this century know who they are and how they want to be seen. They illustrate Rankin's belief that beauty comes in different sizes, it changes and can remain through all ages.
Rankin sees Nudes as a work in progress, and wishes to point out that he's just getting started-if you're interested, give him a call.