Rankin was born in Hertfordshire, in 1966. He went to the London College of Printing, and after graduating formed a magazine called Dazed&Confused with a close friend Jefferson Hack. A lot of his art is based on photos and prints of people, using black and white effects. He photographs many famous people and world campaigns such as Marks and Spencer's, Nike, Reebok, Rimmel, L'Oreal and Umbro. Rankin has also helped to produce photos for TV adverts, and has worked alongside Cheryl Cole on her music video Ghetto Baby. I like Rankins photography because the way he uses black and white effects. I like how he makes some parts of the photo really dark, and uses greys and whites as well.
Bill Brandt was a German Photographer, who was born in Hamburg in 1904. He moved to England where he became well known for his distorted nudes, landscapes and British Society. He focuses more on landscapes and portraitures of strange, unusual angles of objects and people. From growing up during world war 1 he had contributed to war magazines and even wrote his own books, The English at Home and A Night in London. He died in London in 1983 at the age of 79. Although I like BIll Brandt's photography I find it really strange in some places.