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Video: Pirelli Calender Shoot Behind The Scenes

28 November 2012, 16.05 | Posted in Models, video | No comments »
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With the presentation of the Pirelli Calendar 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, an accompanying video that documents the shoot was also released. The video is not just a simple behind-the-scenes video but more a documentation of the city, it’s beauty, and social life.

When asked about his direction, Steve McCurry stated:

“I tried to portray Brazil, its landscape, its economy and its culture, along with the human element. This was the story I wanted to tell through my lens. For me photography is an important expressive means to tell large and small stories of daily life.”

With the first images we shared from the shoot we got an insight to McCurry’s intention to show the models and actresses depicting bits and pieces of daily life in Brazil. In comparison to former Pirelli calendars this year’s edition differs not only in displaying the models dressed, but also in showing two pictures entirely composed of graffiti and murals.

Watch the beautiful video here above and see here for more images from the shoot.

Pirelli Calendar 2013: Adriana Lima First Pregnant Model

27 November 2012, 16.19 | Posted in Models, photography | No comments »

PirelliCalendarAdrianaLima 540x359 Pirelli Calendar 2013: Adriana Lima First Pregnant Model

We are starting to see images via Buzzfeed from the famous Pirelli calendar for 2013–that’s Adriana Lima above–a significant shot because it’s the first time the calendar has featured a pregnant model. The big twist for this edition is it doesn’t feature naked models, a feature it has become known for. Photographer Steve McMurry who shot in Rio de Janiero had this to say on his reasons for keeping the models clothed:

“I would say I am a street photographer doing ‘found situations. You can photograph nudes anywhere. But these models are clothed, and each of them has her own charity. They are purposeful and idealistic people. So I wanted to photograph them in a special place, and Rio was perfect for this.”

And a lack of nudity isn’t the only break from the past, Pirelli also included street-shot images of people and places. Can we call this is an official end to the era of the industry’s obsession with photographing completely nude models–many of them in their teens? You know, not wearing an ounce of fashion, which is what they entered the business to do in the first place. One can dream!

More images on the next page.

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