The one-night-only event, titled "His Mind's Eye," will be taking place in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 27, featuring over two dozen prints the Scottish actor has taken while exploring U.S. cities such as New York, San Francisco, Nashville and Los Angeles.
Rankin creates a new category of 'delicacy,' challenges the sensitivity of the senses, and leaves exciting thoughts in the viewer’s mind," according to a press release.
The actor spoke with Fox News about why he decided to focus on cityscapes and landscapes, how it was difficult to edit himself down to only a handful of photos from thousands, and what fans can look out for on the next season of "Outlander."
Rankin said he started taking photography seriously about nine years ago and has improved drastically over the years. "I thought it was really great taking pictures of all the buildings in New York and Chicago but most them were garbage," he joked.
What's interesting is that he went back during his recent trips and reshot all those landmarks to prove to himself how much his skills have developed and grown over time. Those shots are some of the prints which are going to be displayed.
"I should have done a before and after," he added. "You can really take your time with landscape photography. You can set up for a few hours and adjust your settings."
The 36-year-old revealed he gets inspired while on his runs. He explained that he takes quick snaps of places on his phone and then will return later with his camera to settle in and really observe the area.
Rankin's schedule is about to become pretty tight as he preps for shooting the fifth season of the drama series, "Outlander," in Scotland. He plans on taking his camera to set and bothering the other actors if they'll oblige.
He also would love to explore moving behind the camera in a director of photography or a cinematographer position. "I'm always getting involved with other departments on set to see what everyone's doing and how it all works," he said.
Rankin is looking forward to heading back to Glasgow to shoot.
The actor, who portrays Roger Wakefield, confessed he's read some scripts and loves the direction of the season so far and how his character will evolve as a new husband and father.
No word yet on when Season 5 will debut on Starz.