Reaching for the skies! An energetic Nicole Scherzinger rocks a pair of leather trousers as she leads star-studded line-up for Oxfam campaign
She is used to energetic performances and launched her name as the raven-haired beauty known for her exceptionally raunchy moves in the Pussycat Dolls.
And Nicole Scherzinger put her dance training into practice when she appeared to be suspended through the air with her thick mane encasing her face as she posed for a daring new shoot.
On this occasion, the singer was strutting her stuff in the name of charity - the Oxfam's Lift Lives For Good Campaign, set up to raise money for impoverished people around the globe.
Embodying the image of lightness, the 35-year-old former X Factor judge appears airborne, thanks to the trickery of the camera lens.
Squeezed into a pair of black leather jeans, a tight vest and wedge trainers, she strikes the dramatic pose captured by famous photographer John Rankin Waddell, also known under his working name Rankin.
The English portrait and fashion photographer, who recently showcased a collage of portraits of supermodel Kate Moss to mark her 40th birthday, aimed to encapsulate the image of giving individuals the power to lift their lives.
Weightless: Rankin worked his magic on actress Anna Friel whose tiny frame appeared feather-light in tight leathers and a peplum top
Nicole tweeted her excitement at the time of the shoot saying: 'I had an energising photoshoot today with @Rankin for @oxfamgb new Campaign [sic]. I can't wait for y'all to see it!'
She was not the only celebrity who was made to appear airborne by the leading lensman.
Rankin, who has photographed everyone from Madonna to the Queen, worked his magic on actress Anna Friel whose tiny frame appeared feather-light in tight jeans and peplum top.
Work it! Presenter Caroline Flack, 34, took the opportunity to showcase her perfect pins in a snake-skin patterned thigh-skimming dress
The Paisley-born photographer, 53, who is married to Finnish beauty Tuuli Shipster, 31, also recruited singer Eliza Doolittle, 25, who appears to drift weightlessly through the skies.
American actress Laura Bailey, 41, remained true to herself in a pair of scruffy jeans and grey polo neck, while presenter Caroline Flack, 34, took the opportunity to showcase her perfect pins in a snake-skin patterned thigh-skinning dress.
British actress Bonnie Wright, 23, best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, looked dainty in a lace skirt and black tights, while actor David Morrissey put on a formal show in a suit, hat and shiny shoes.
The magic of photography: Eliza Doolittle, 25, appears to drift weightlessly through the skies, her locks tumbling to one side
Rankin said: ‘This uplifting photoshoot was great fun to do, but it has a serious message: giving people the power to lift their lives can transform entire families and communities.’
Former Pussycat Doll Miss Scherzinger said she was happy to be part of the initiative.
She said: ‘So often all we see are negative images of poverty around the world to encourage people to put hands in pockets, however this campaign takes a different approach.
‘It’s positive and creates the feeling that people have and can really make a difference.’
Upliting: British actress Bonnie Wright, 23, best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, looked dainty in a lace skirt
A little grey: Actress Laura Bailey, 41, remained true to herself in a pair of scruffy jeans and grey polo neck
Suited with a smile: Actor David Morrissey put on a formal show in a suit, bowler hat and shiny shoes