I really love Rankin's work, he has inspired me to do many projects. The reason this I chose this image to be image of the day is because firstly, I think Emma Watson is beautiful and has come lightyears since her starting role in the first Harry Potter. I'm not a fan of the Harry Potter books/films/anything but I am a fan of herrrrr! I love the fact that she has modelled for Burberry, etc.
Secondly, I just love the photograph in general. I believe Rankin is an actual genius in portraiture photography and can really bring out people's personality and beauty. The way he has lit the image, only lighting her right side, the side with her eye on show, highlighting her intense stare really captivates the viewer.
I haven't done portraiture in a while as I seem to have taken a different path so far this year but I'm sure over summer when I get back home, I will be taking many beautiful photographs of my beautiful friends. They are very photogenic, be prepared. However, here is an old favourite of mine for my own photo of the day:
This image I took about a year ago. My friend created the headpiece out of paper and cupcake holders. It was inspired by Marie Antoinette; the model is a friend, Elena (who is very beautiful as you can see).
I just thought I'd share this image as I've been looking through some of my older pre-uni pieces of work and found this little beauty. I love it.