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British photographer RANKIN has called upon some of the world’s biggest stars to pay tribute to cultural icon, Mickey Mouse.
The well-loved character turns 90 this year and to celebrate, RANKIN has put together a photobook called Mickey Mouse and Me featuring over 40 famed persons across music, film, and television. Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, Tinie Tempah, Boy George and Liv Tyler all posed for the shoot.
“Mickey Mouse amazed me as a kid and Disney Fantasia made me want to be involved in film,” RANKIN said in a press release. “He is much more than a character, but a symbol of optimism, hope and inspiration for people from every walk of life, and you can see his influence in my photography over the years. ”
“This book pays tribute to the inspirational impact he has had on a generation and his journey from simple sketch to cultural icon over 90 years. We’ve had a lot of fun making it, owe a debt of gratitude to those involved and I hope we raise a lot of money for an incredible charity.”
Mickey Mouse and Me is limited to 300 collector’s edition copies, 290 of which will be going on sale via eBay for £50 (approx. $63). Proceeds will go towards UK charity and hospice, Together for Short Lives. Browse the images above.
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