Rolls-Royce‘s Spirit of Ecstasy is the inspiration behind renowned photographer Rankin’s newest exhibit, which is being showcased at the Rankin Gallery in Los Angeles.
On display from November 16 to the 23, the collection is the result of a collaboration between Rolls-Royce and Rankin. The photographs took inspiration from the Spirit of Ecstasy, the famous figure that graces the hood of every Rolls-Royce vehicle. Rankin’s results are very personal and he gives the legendary flying lady a modern and graceful interpretation.
Rankin’s collection incorporates power, the beauty of age, intrigue, mystery, speed and whirlwind, and he blends these themes with various materials, fabrics and paint to create the unique portraits. The models found in the photos were picked for their symbolic representation of femininity, and they range in age and cultural background.
The exhibition at the Rankin Gallery will feature 80 of the full set of 100 portraits. If you can’t make it to the gallery, you can see a selection of these photos at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18 to the 27.