OUTERNET X RANKINLIVE: The Pride Sessions
In July 2022, is exhibiting Outernet x Rankin Live: The Pride Sessions. Headed up by Outernet’s Scott Neal, the exhibition is helmed by legendary photographer Rankin and curated by Jordan Rossi. Rankin, Rossi and Joshua Heavens Onabowu all provided photography for the exhibition. The participating members of the LGBTQ+ community were also interviewed by Rossi, as well as former editor of Attitude magazine and author of Straightjacket, Matthew Todd. In what made for an incredibly immersive experience, the interviews took place simultaneously with the shoot, with the imagery being instantly uploaded to backdrops around the room.
The exhibition will be held in Outernet London’s stunning new district. A showcase of jaw-dropping architecture, the district is placed in the heart of central London and is a location for communities to experience culture in remarkable ways. The district offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience with the latest visual technologies across creative disciplines such as art, music, photography and gaming.
As the event kicked off, Rankin explained the motivation behind the event: “A lot of people might think why is Rankin, who is not LGBTQ+, doing the pride sessions? The reason I’m doing this is because I’m inquisitive. I want to be an ally and I want to understand how to navigate this world and support people,” he stated.
Swiftly after, Onabowu began shooting the unbelievable Mx Fit Gorgeous Gucci, who states that “when you choose to show vulnerability to connect with your femininity and another side of yourself you either face backlash or rejection.