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By Chere Di Boscio
On 21st March, Rankin’s Hunger Magazine celebrated its 5th birthday with its 10th issue being released.
To highlight the diversity of content, birthday year, changes in look and style, the issue features 5 different covers. It’s also the first time ever that Rankin himself hasn’t shot the cover, instead choosing to undertake collaborations with an eclectic mix of stylists, photographers and creative minds. Rankin is still involved, of course, but this time, assuming a more curatorial role within the magazine.
Rankin launched his biannual music, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine after co-founding Dazed & Confused, and AnOther, all of which are still independently published – which is rare in the competitive (and expensive!) world of magazine publishing. The point of creating Hunger was to celebrate that innate creative drive that we all possess, and that some thrive on and harness to push culture forward.
Cover stars for this issue include Raury (shot by Shelby Duncan), Kristen Wiig (shot by Ben Morris), Maddie Ziegler (shot by David Roemer), Rosie Huntington Whiteley (shot by Dusan Reljin) and Jack O’Connell (captured by Rankin). The issue also features Beth Ditto, Nadia Lee Cohen, Maisie Cousins, Will Poulter, Tinie Tempah and Maurizio Cattelan to name a few.
For its 5th birthday, the five things Hunger says they still want to do are:
1 Meet more of our heroes. 2 Watch more of the people we feature go interstellar. 3 Feature Kanye… he’s a mad genius and we want to separate fact from fiction. 4 Make loads more films and videos and cross them over with the print mag. 5 Have as much fun in the next five years as we did in the last five!
As our gift to them, we’ve listed five reasons we love Hunger: 1 Creatively inspires us with its wonderful shoots. 2 Presents unique information and interviews of the kind you rarely see elsewhere. 3 Rankin is a strong supporter of those in need through his help with Oxfam RED. 4 They often feature the Best of British culture and fashion. 5 It’s independent media, which we think is highly important in a democracy (but is disappearing!)
To celebrate the issue, we thought we would share with you some of the amazing photography from this publication, which is always dedicated to showcasing all that’s new, innovative and creative in the world of fashion, culture and photography.
photography RANKIN creative director VICKY LAWTON fashion editor ANNA HUGHES-CHAMBERLAIN
make-up SHARON DOWSETT AT CLM HAIR AND MAKE-UP USING CHANEL SS16 AND LA SOLUTION 10
hair JONATHAN CONNELLY USING KLORANE nails LYNDSAY MCINTOSH AT PREMIER HAIR AND MAKE-UP USING CHANEL LE VERNIS IN MONOCHROME, GARCÃŒÂ§ONNE AND CHAiÃŒâ€šNE OR set design LUCY COOPER
fashion assistant ELLIE WITT make-up assistant VICTORIA H SARNBACK hair assistant KUMIKO TSUMAGARI set design assistant OLIVER EDINBURGH. Clothes/Accessories all by Chanel SS16
Forget Me Not
photography RANKIN creative director VICKY LAWTON make-up MARCO ANTONIO USING DIOR SPRING LOOK 2016 GLOWING GARDENS fashion editor KIM HOWELLS hair SHARMAINE COX AT THE BOOK AGENCY USING BUMBLE AND BUMBLE nails AMA qUASHIE AT CLM HAIR AND MAKE-UP USING DIOR VERNIS SPRING LOOK 16,
GLOWING GARDENS AND CAPTURE TOTALE NURTURING HAND REPAIR CREAM models TSANNA LA TOUCHE AT PREMIER, MARTHA ROSE REDDING AT SELECT, HENRIETT BARABAS AT TESS AND KRISS BARUPA AT WILHELMINA
make-up assistant DANI DUFFY fashion assistant CHANTAL DES VIGNES hair assistants ISABELLA RAE BANDA AND VERITY COX nail assistant SOPHIE LOUISE STOCKER set design LUCY COOPER
set design assistant OLIVER EDINBURGH
Hunger 10- the 5th Birthday issue – is available at all good newsagents and book stores
priced £6.95 /$14.99 – To get the full interview check hungertv.com