On my travels I came across the coveted 'Pirelli Calendar'. For those who have never set eyes on such a thing. Prepare to be amazed. Whether you're into fashion, girls, cars or photography there's something here to interest you!
The calendar is famous for its limited availability because it is not sold and is only given as a corporate gift to a restricted number of important Pirelli customers and celebrity VIPs. The Pirelli Calendar is perhaps the world's only prestigious and exclusive "girly" calendar, featuring pictures generally considered glamour photography including artistic nudes.
Appearance on the calendar has become a mark of distinction for those photographic models that are chosen, as well as for the photographers commissioned to produce the images used. Over the years the supermodels and celebrities who have appeared have included Sienna Miller, Naomi Campbell, Eva Riccobono, Malgosia Bela, Gisele Bündchen, Emanuela de Paula, Sonny Freeman Drane,Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Selma Blair, Lauren Bush, Elsa Benitez, Laetitia Casta, Milla Jovovich, Doutzen Kroes, Heidi Klum, Sophia Loren, Penélope Cruz,Karolina Kurkova, Caroline Trentini, Raica Oliveira, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Bridget Moynahan, Shannyn Sossamon, Mena Suvari, Monet Mazur, Aurelie Claudel,Fernanda Tavares, Isabeli Fontana, Frankie Rayder and Angela Lindvall
Photgraphers have included iconic names such as Mario Testino, Francis Giacobetti, Bert Stern, Annie Leibovitz, Nick Knight, Terry Richardson and most recently Karl Lagerfeld.
Here's a collection of some of my favourite shots.
Terry Richardson 2010
Mert & Marcus 2006
Mario Testino 2001
Peter Beard 2009
Bert Stern 1986
Arthur Elgort 1990
Joyce Tenneson 1989
John Claridge 1993