Time leaps in Wetzlar
The English photographer Rankin is known in this country probably at the latest through the tv show Germany's Next Top Model. I'll never forget how he motivated one of the girls during a shoot on the entertainment show by exclaiming "Use your fuckin' eyes!". I could sympathize so much.
Use your fuckin' eyes!
John Rankin Waddell
Rankin created undeniably remarkable portraits over the years and you can still admire them at the Ernst Leitz Museum until September 27, 2023. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission costs 11 €.
Also on display is a portrait series in which Rankin took photos of young people and then had them use an app to optimize their images themselves. These before-and-after images are a shocking look at self-perception and the optimization craze of our time.
This is not a sponsored post and I am freely reporting on this exhibition and Leica, just because I admire both the photographer Rankin and Leica's contribution to photography.
May 26, 2023 - Sept. 27, 2023
Am Leitz Park 6
Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.