Event in the gallery
15 – 16 November 2019
29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery
Via San Vittore 13, Milan
RANKIN LIVE WITH RARE POLAROID LAND CAMERA
On the occasion of his first solo exhibition in Italy, presented by 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in Milan, legendary photographer Rankin will take live portraits of member of the public with the only original Polaroid Land Camera operating outside of the USA, one of two remaining Cameras of this type working worldwide.
“This camera makes me so excited; It’s a beast to work with and full of weird idiosyncrasies that means no two pictures will come out the same. Being polaroid you only get once chance to get it right, one pose, one click of the camera, but the prints are real works of art.”
An offshoot of Rankin’s ten year project RANKIN LIVE, this is Rankin’s first official public access project with this unique camera. Photographing up to 80 people over this two day event (15 – 16 November 2019, from 11 am to 7 pm), each paying participant receives their 20×24 inch (50x60cm) portrait along with a signed certificate of authenticity for the experience.
“My favourite photo-shoots involve real people. It’s what I enjoy doing the most. The fact they aren’t celebrities, they haven’t got a publicist of manager telling them how to look and act, they really showcase their true selves. I want to connect with people, I like people being real, not acting up for any kind of fame.”
ONE SHOT – RANKIN LIVE