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Don by Name...
Did anyone else notice how pictures of high-society revelry seemed to disappear when Slim Aarons retired? We feared that Bacchanalian frivolity died out in turn. Well, thanks to Dylan Don, the eminent photographer and a rakish figure in his own right, the traditions remain as strong as ever. Here, The Rake is proud to publish an exclusive collection of some of Dylan’s unseen work.
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Rakish Icons: Slim Aarons
Slim Aarons’ photography presented the lives of the rich and the famous. He captured the Jetset and the glitterati at the Cap du Eden Roc hotel or in Positano and Mustique, his work remains an iconic window into an enviable period of affluence and glamour. Yet Aarons’ beginnings were rooted in poverty and war.
Craft October 2022
The Rake's Takes: Frieze 2022
Frieze 2022 opens today in London, inviting art and culture aficionados to explore the best work—and shows—from around the globe.
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Rakish Icons: Malick Sidibé
Malick Sidibé is an icon because of the art he made—the black-and-white photographic studies of swinging sixties Bamako. Since then, his work has become renowned on a global scale, inspiring creatives in Los Angeles and London and earning him numerous awards, like the Golden Lion at Venice Biennale.
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Ron Galella: Shooting Stars
‘The King of the Paparazzi’ risked life and limb to capture candid, unposed (and often unwilling) portraits of iconic 20th century celebrities.
Style October 2019
The Edit: Jamie Ferguson (@jkf_man)
Old-time friend of The Rake and veritably popular photographer in menswear circles, Jamie Ferguson picks his favourite AW19 items from TheRake.com.
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Gordon Parks: Through the Lens
We examine the work – and exceptional style – of photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Parks, whose legacy is being embraced by a new generation of influential artists.
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David Bailey & Jean Shrimpton: Breaking the Class Ceiling
This iconic swinging London couple embodied the ’60s shift of British culture from the upper class to the masses.
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Slim Aarons: The Life Aquatic
No one has better encapsulated the sun-kissed haute vie of the blue-blooded “splasherati” than Slim Aarons.
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Peter Beard: Great Escapist
The wild life of “half Byron, half Tarzan”, high-born photographer, adventurer and bon viveur Peter Beard.