Sophie Ellis-Bextor is the face behind the campaign Hundreds and Thousands of Childhood Memories, the first independent inquiry from Britain into what makes a good childhood.
I’m delighted to support The Children’s Society’s campaign to make childhood better for all children in the UK today. As a mum, I want my children to have some fantastic memories. Being covered in hundreds and thousands is much more fun than I imagined but the serious message is we really need hundreds and thousands of childhood memories – please share yours.
Rankin was the celebrity lens who took the picture of Sophie and other public personalities involved in the campaign (Bernie Nolan, Cliff Richard, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Chris Tarrant) and hereby are some of the incredible images of actors and actresses he made for the British Independent Film Awards.
I love this kind of pictures – pictures telling a story, speaking about emotions, about humans. Not perfection, not cosmetics, not purses or shoes but human faces showing off humans emotions. What do you prefer? Fashion pictures of products or “beautiful persons” (make-up enhanced or photoshopped) or pictures looking every bit alive, expressing emotions?