The first pictures of Pirelli calendar 2018
The famous Pirelli calendar first appeared in 1964.
Since then, it has become a kind of ode to female beauty and sexuality. For the calendar, celebrities of the first magnitude were shot: models, actresses and secular lionesses. But two years ago Pirelli calendar radically changed the concept.
For 2016, photographer Annie Leibovitz, instead of the usual sexy photos of the models, presented pictures of a new format. There was no habitual provocation and nude models. Instead, for the calendar posed women of all ages, professions and nationalities. In 2017, photographer Peter Lindbreg picked up the idea of last year. Famous women posed in front of the lens without make-up, and the photos themselves were not processed.
Calendar Pirelli 2018 was shot by the famous photographer Tim Walker. For the first time in the half century of Pirelli calendar, only black models appear on its pages. Tim Walker, known for his surrealistic shooting, always draws inspiration from fairy tales and his new work is no exception. For Pirelli calendar, the photographer presented his vision of Lewis Carroll’s famous fairy tale «The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland». The full version of the calendar will appear at the end of this year.
«Inclusiveness is more than just talking, it goes far beyond the definition of black and white. This applies to all creeds, all colors, all sizes and people who just live their truth. Many of them are a voice for people and a new generation who refuse to compromise and want to receive answers to questions that are important to them. Given the state of the world in which we live, sometimes I think that we all feel that we have fallen into a rabbit hole. For me, retelling «Alice» for the modern world was a great project», — Edward Anninful noted.
For the 12 months of the Pirelli 2018 calendar, 17 models and actresses posed: Naomi Campbell, Advoa Aboa, Alfa Dia and King Owusu, actresses Lupita Niongo and Whoopi Goldberg, drag queen Ru Paul and Sean “Diddy” Combs. The actress Sasha Lane, for example, was turned into the Mad Martov rabbit, and the model of Daki Toth in Alice.