Pirelli Calendar 2013

Posted: January 2, 2013 in calendars, celebrities, photographers, women
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Happy 2013! This is the first post of this year.

The biggest difference in the 2013 Pirelli Calendar is that its subjects aren’t nude. Photographer Steve McCurry aimed to “portray women who are sexy without being naked,” and he’s definitely succeeded. And all these lovely ladies — from Petra Nemcova and Isabeli Fontana to Karlie Kloss and Liya Kebede — are big supporters (and sometimes even founders) of good causes worldwide.

Karlie Kloss and Steve McCurry

Isabeli Fontana on set

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem and Steve McCurry

Instead of pure nude-bodied goodness, photographer Steve McCurry (of “Afghan Girl” fame) decided to shoot beautiful women with serious heart. Isabeli Fontana, Petra Nemcova, Liya Kebede, and a heavily pregnant Adriana Lima all have one thing in common (and we’re not talking about natural beauty): a demonstrated commitment to helping the world through activism, charity work, and foundations of their own.

Sonia Braga and Steve McCurry

Petra Nemcova on set

Marisa Monte and Steve McCurry

But don’t get it wrong — the ’13 calendar is just as sexy as ever. The photos, shot in Rio de Janeiro, include plenty of dramatic backdrops and striking colors. That said, the choice of location also reflects the overall change in the images and models. Instead of sticking to luxe, pristine geography, McCurry chose to photograph the women in parts of the city that lay bare its struggles with poverty (and the gaping hole between classes), as well as the beauty of its diversity.

Steve McCurry and Marisa Monte

Steve McCurry and Sonia Braga

Steve McCurry photographing Isabeli Fontana

For the 2013 Pirelli calendar parade women like actress Sonia Braga, splendid at 62, and a visibly pregnant Adriana Lima.

Steve McCurry on set

“The collection in this Calendar is my personal tribute to the people who live in one of the most exciting cities I have had the privilege to photograph.”
Steve McCurry

PROTAGONISTS:
Isabeli Fontana
Sonia Braga
Liya Kebede
Summer Rayne Oakes
Marisa Monte
Elisa Sednaoui
Petra Nemcova
Hanaa Ben Abdesslem
Adriana Lima
Kyleigh Kuhn
Karlie Kloss

LOCATION:
Rio de Janeiro 

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Summer Rayne Oakes

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