Elephants fit the frame for top photographer
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Female Asian elephants Azizah and Mya are pictured striking a pose with top model Erin O’Connor in a momentous image by celebrity photographer Rankin.
The shot was taken by Rankin to recreate an iconic black and white image from the 1950s as part of a BBC4 documentary programme.
The programme looks at how Rankin attempted to recreate his favourite iconic images.
The shot with Azizah and Mya featured Erin O’Connor, who is an international catwalk model also famous for her M&S adverts with Twiggy and co.
The photo was a recreation of a Richard Avedon image from 1955 called 'Dovima with Elephants'.
The elephants were all happy to pose and did not mind the cameras and Rankin himself was said to be “thrilled” with the finished image.