All 11 models were chosen for their commitment to charity work and it was shot on location on the streets and in the favelas of Rio by one of the worlds best, Steve McCurry:
“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”
You will find a total of 34 images in the 2013 Pirelli Calendar, bound together in a calendar-book and the 11 featured models, actresses and singers are: Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima (pregnant), Sonia Braga, Marisa Monte, Elisa Sednaoui, Petra Nemcova, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Liya Kebede, Karlie Kloss, Kyleigh Kuhn and Summer Rayne Oakes.
Check out a few of the images and the 2013 Pirelli Calendar behind the scenes video below.
What do you think? Is Pirelli wrong to move from it’s roots? Or is it just becoming a more up-to-date, accessible peice of art? Let us know below.