About the 2012 Pirelli calendar

Saskia de Brauw by Mario Sorrenti for the 2012 Pirelli Calendar

Even if this is not our favourite Pirelli calendar, it’s worth mentioning because we have two Dutch models featuring in it: Lara Stone and Saskia de Brauw. And it was shot on the beautful island of Corsica by Mario Sorrenti.

The Pirelli calendar is known for the nude photography, so we don’t expect too much cover up, but somehow it also makes us think of the 70’s erotic movies from Emanuelle, and we rather see the more artful nudes that Karl Lagerfeld shot for the 2011 Pirelli calendar. Though it was Sorrenti himself that stepped out of the idea of shooting the models in sexy poses, but just make them one with the nature surrounding them. It surely differs from previous calendars. Lara Stone was very excited about this way of shooting: “In the end you get that one shot, that magical decisive moment. It’s not sexy in-your-face, it’s more innocent sexy. Don’t know why they hired me!”

You can see the entire calendar here.

There’s also a Making of video if you have the patience to watch it…(for 21 minutes):

(Source: Fashionologie)

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