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 |  May 18 2011, 11:33 AM

Rolls-Royce has perfected the art of ecstasy – the company even adorns the hood of every one of its vehicles with the Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. That symbol is celebrating its 100 year anniversary, and in honor of the occasion, Rolls-Royce  has commissioned a special art collection to celebrate of the Spirit of Ecstasy.

Renowned photographer Rankin has been commissioned by Rolls-Royce to take 100 images inspired by the Spirit of Ecstasy. This famous adornment features a woman leaning forward with arms stretched like a bird’s wings.

In this collection, Rankin depicts the beauty and sensuality of the feminine form, and uses his wife, model Tuuli Shipster, as inspiration. These photographs cover a variety of women of different ages and cultures, evocative of the femininity of the Spirit of Ecstasy.

“This is one of the biggest projects I have ever taken on,” said Rankin. “The images will be a statement about the modern day Rolls-Royce; they will feel fresh, directional and original, while also being beautiful and inspirational.”

Watch for the Rankin: Spirit of Ecstasy global tour, which could be coming to a city near you this year.

[Source: Born Rich]