Sunday, 23 October 2011
DAMIEN HIRST & RANKIN
AMAAAAZZZZING!!!!!!! COULDN'T BE ANYMORE UP OUR STREET .............
Longtime friends Rankin and Damien Hirst get together for a joint project that combines their creative mediums. Titled “Myths, Monsters and Legends,” this collaboration between the photographer and the artist enters the world of an imagined sequence of events with monsters of ancient settlements. Albeit they have developed their own respective platforms, both Rankin and Hirst share similar characteristics on a fundamental level. On this project, the two source their inspiration from model Dani Smith as they depict menacing beasts and ethereal bodies based on a mystical era. The two artists have been pushing boundaries and buttons for their entire life’s work, yet for their first collaborative project, it is the past they have chosen to look to for inspiration. Rankin states of the project; “I have a fascination with fantasy and reality, and bringing the two together… That’s what photography is”.