Monday, December 3, 2012

Bared Souls

Pirelli takes on a decidedly tame approach with its selection of photographer documentary photojournalist Steve McCurry for its 2013 calendar. McCurry is perhaps a surprise choice given his limited experience in fashion photography and is better known for his 1984 National Geographic cover featuring a young Afghan woman. McCurry takes to the streets of Rio de Janeiro for Pirelli's 2013 calendar outing with a cast of diverse beauties whose common thread is their commitment to humanitarian projects, foundations and on-governamental organisations. Brazilian actress Sonia Braga and singer Maria Monte are joined by fellow activists Liya Kebede, Kyleigh Kuhn, Summer Rayne Oakes, Petra Nemcova, Elisa Sednaoui, Karlie Kloss, Isabeli Fontana, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Adriana Lima and various locals. In a distinct departure from Pirelli's annual flesh fest, McCurry chose this year to photograph his subjects fully clothed in an effort to "portray women who are sexy without being naked." The "calendar of the soul" as described by McCurry, is comprised of 34 images bound together in a calendar book. As part of the Pirelli Calendar press release, McCurry reveals his inspiration for 2013, "Rio's varied landscapes of ocean, mountains and jungle, combined with a dynamic urban culture, made it a wonderful location to shoot the people whose faces you will see in these pages. I wanted to photograph a mix of every day people combined with a very special group of women known not only for their talent and beauty, but also for their charitable work and contributions to their own communities."


Karlie Kloss
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Local Fruit Seller
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - nymag.com

Summer Rayne Oakes
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - nymag.com

Kyleigh Kuhn
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Adriana Lima
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - nymag.com

Sonia Braga
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - nymag.com

Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - nymag.com

Liya Kebede
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Petra Nemcova
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Elisa Sednaoui
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Isabeli Fontana
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Maria Monte
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - fstoppers.com

Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - nymag.com

Steve McCurry & Karlie Kloss
Pirelli Calendar 2013
Photographer - Steve McCurry
Source - nymag.com

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