“Everyone in this calendar, at one point in my life, I wanted to marry, and I didn’t have the balls to ask them!”
That's 2017 Pirelli Calendar photographer Peter Lindbergh speaking to Vogue.
Considering Lindbergh was talking about the likes of Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong'o, Uma Thurman, Jessica Chastain, Lea Seydoux, Robin Wright, Zhang Ziyi, Helen Mirren, Rooney Mara, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet and Moscow State University professor Anastacia Ignatova, it’s kinda hard to blame him for never mustering the courage.
While the 15 ladies (seven Oscar winners among ‘em) Lindbergh selected for his third go-round shooting the Italian tire brand’s annual calendar range in age from 27-71, they'll all appear with the same “ultra-stripped-down” look in the exclusive publication.
While Lindbergh picked scenic locations for the 44th edition of the calendar (Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York and Le Touquet in France), it is the natural beauty of the model the veteran photographer hopes will define the forthcoming release.
The 2017 Pirelli Calendar will be “a love song to the women I really know and really like, and there’s no exception,” says Lindbergh.
Here’s a sneak peek: