For most of her career, Camille Rankin has been a magazine editor and writer, working at such publications as Brides, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and Outdoor Life, where she was recently Managing Editor. In the mid 2000s, she began to take an interest in photography, particularly travel photography, and regularly turned her favorite images into note cards for family and friends.
In 2009, a trip to Paris resulted in a group of photos that became the basis of her first book, To Love Paris: A Book of French Verbs. While working on it, she came up with the idea of pairing every one or two photos of the city with a related French verb. The combination provides a new perspective on Paris, while appealing to language lovers, travel buffs and Francophiles of all stripes. Around the same time, Camille began experimenting with methods of digital processing, and the deeply saturated, square images she created became the basis of her line of note cards, which debuted in late 2010, and her new book, The Poetry of Flowers, published in October 2011.
Camille lives in New York City, not far from Central Park, where many of her floral photographs were taken. She continues to travel when possible, and is planning more books in the “To Love” series, the next of which will be To Love Venice: A Book of Italian Verbs.