Pirelli calendar 2014: Helmut Newton’s 1986 Pirelli portraits brought back to life
Move over Terry Richardson and Karl Lagerfeld: the 2014 50th anniversary edition of the Pirelli Calendar is an abandoned project by legendary photographer, the late Helmut Newton
This year’s Pirelli calendar may come as a surprise to some – but unusually it won’t be because of the top models and exaggerated eroticism that we’ve come to expect in recent years thanks to photographers such as Terry Richardson, Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Sorrenti. The 2014 edition is in fact a previously unpublished calendar that was shot by the late Helmut Newton – who passed away in 2004 – with the intention of releasing it in 1986.
This year’s edition presents 12 black and white fine art photographs, plus 28 behind-the-scenes images, all shot in Monte Carlo and Chianti.
In contrast to more recent issues, Newton was additionally given the task of including the Pirelli product in all of the shots.