‘Heidilicious‘ © 2009 remains true to Rankin’s editorial fashion photographic style.
At 14″ x 11″ x 1″, hardcover, 144 pages and weighing over 4 pounds, ‘Heidilicious‘ is overwhelmingly a book of photos of Heidi Klum.
There is a 5 paragraph foreword by husband Seal, in five languages…
And, a thirty question interview of Heidi by Rankin, again translated into five languages…
Here Heidi laughs explaining Seal’s feelings with regards to her posing nude,
“He doesn’t mind a good sexy shot.”
Couple pages of makeup credits and thank yous at the book’s end, and the whole middle is filled with photos of Heidi… except for that two page spread shot of a Blonde Ambition Barbie Doll as Heidi.
There are photos of Heidi dressed and often undressed. Sucking lollypops, covered in chocolate, with hair teased, down, back, up, you name it.
The nudes tend to be sexy though impliedish, with a bit of nip slip here and there. Kind of in keeping with the tenor set by the front cover photo.
Most of Rankin’s shots of Heidi are high key studio with white back drops, with the occasional low key and location shots thrown in.
While I found photos to like and inspire, personally my taste in photography lie largely elsewhere from Rankin’s style here.
Tastes are personal.
Rankin does have his followers and obviously is a talented and successful photographer.
His books tend to be highly regarded, often retaining resale value as collectibles by his legion of fans.
Heidi too has her fans, probably more fans than Rankin…
If you are one of these fans, you may wish to buy while the book is still available new at a discount on Amazon.
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