Posts Tagged ‘London College of Printing’

Artist of the moment……John Rankin Waddell

John Rankin Waddell is a photographer born in Glasgow, Scotland in the year 1966. The artist grew up in St. Albans, England. Waddell is also known as “Rankin.” When he started college it was with the idea of being an accountant. Rankin decided he needed a new path and changed his life course a bit attending Barnfield College and the London College of Printing.

Whilst in college he and classmate got along well and decided to start a magazine after graduation. His friend and business partner’s name is Jefferson Hack and the two started a television production company¬† in 1999.

Some clients Rankin has photographed include the Spice Girls, Queen Elizabeth of England, Madonna, and Kate Moss.

In this clip a brief interview with Rankin regarding a show take took place in 2013:

Rankin is marred to a fashion model named Tuuli Shipster. Rankin was married before to an actress named Kate Hardie. As a photographer he often works with his wife as his muse. Below a great example of this husband and wife, photographer and muse team.


For his photography the artist works with the fashion industry and has come up with brilliant ideas including models biting flowers.

In this clip we pay a visit to the studio of Rankin:

Rankin is based out of London, England.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $50,000.


Artist of the moment…..Photographer Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna was born in Widnes, England in the year 1953. He is an internationally collected photographer renown for his work with the landscape. For his collegiate education Kenna attended the Banbury School of Art where he studied painting and photography. In addition Kenna attended the London College of Printing again studying photography and painting.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Before art the artist thought about being a Catholic priest.

One of his favorite landscapes and subjects to shoot is the country of Japan. His first voyage their was in 1987.

Has had nearly 20 books of his photographs printed.

His photographs are in many prominent collections including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

In this clip we see some of Michael Kenna’s signature landscape works.

In this clip we learn more about the Minimalist style of photographer used by Kenna.

A great interview with Michael Kenna talking about his work.

And a link to the website of Michael Kenna. Many more wonderful landscapes here: