Nokia & Rankin Unite in Fairy Tale Collaboration
Nokia today celebrates
the availability of its latest imaging phone, the Nokia 7610, by announcing a
pioneering collaboration with an iconic fashion photographer.
Rankin, a highly acclaimed British fashion photographer, has used Nokia’s most advanced camera handset to craft six enchanting photographs accompanied by 60 inspiration
shots, inspired by the legendary Cottingley fairy photographs.
The magical Cottingley fairy images, created by schoolgirls Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, have fascinated and mystified the world for nearly 90 years. Now, retraining his eye from fashion to fairy tale, Rankin has re-created these historic photographs with a modern twist using the latest
technology from Nokia.
Rankin explains:”I’ve always been captivated by the Cottingley fairy photographs and have harboured a secret ambition to give them a modern day reworking! I draw inspiration for my work from the environment around me and
being able to capture my ideas in vivid detail, using the Nokia 7610 – no matter where or when they happen – is priceless. It also allows me to
instantly share my ideas with the rest of the team.”
Rankin is a leading fashion photographer famous for his intimate and challenging portraits of the world’s most recognisable faces including: Tony Blair, Madonna and Kylie.
Having co-founded Dazed & Confused magazine in 1991, he went on to produce a string of innovative exhibitions, such as CeleBritation, Rankin Nudes, and Snog.