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Pirelli: The 2012 Pirelli Calendar by Mario Sorrenti New York
New York City, December 6, 2011 - The 2012 Pirelli Calendar
was today previewed by the world media, international guests
and collectors at "The Armory", the 19th century New York
City military landmark.
The 39th issue of 'The Cal' is the work of Mario Sorrenti,
the first Italian photographer in the history of a calendar
that has become a cult. Neapolitan by birth and New Yorker by
adoption, Sorrenti chose the island of Corsica and its rugged
landscape to create his 'swoon': ecstasy captured by
"The intense relationship between a photographer and his Muse
is the very essence of the creation of a strong aesthetic
dialogue which leads to the sublimation of natural beauty. In
making "The Cal", I approached the subjects of my pictures
by building a straightforward, intimate and real relationship
which made it possible for me to instill the images with
purity. In "swoon", I put the bodies in direct contact with
Nature, which harbors them as if they were its extension, in
a set of images where rocks, land, tree trunks, sky and sea
are all turned into a backdrop for the bodies", says Mario
Sorrenti, an artist whose fame was built on his extraordinary
skill with nudes.
The 25 pictures of the 2012 "Calendario Pirelli" eighteen
black and white and seven colour - are presented in a
refined, canvas-lined portfolio, a format that has never been
The 2012 Calendar features 12 protagonists, nine models and
three actresses. The models include the Brazilian Isabeli
Fontana (2003 Cal by Bruce Weber, 2005 by Patrick
Demarchelier, 2009 by Peter Beard and 2011 by Karl
Lagerfeld), the Russian Natasha Poly (2011 Pirelli Cal by
Karl Lagerfeld), the Dutch Saskia de Brauw and Lara Stone
(2009 Cal by Peter Beard and 2011 by Karl Lagerfeld), the
Americans Joan Small and Guinevere Van Seenus (2006 Cal by
Mert and Marcus), the Polish Malgosia (2009 Cal by Peter
Beard), the Lithuanian Edita Vilkeviciute, the British Kate
Moss (1994 Calby Herb Ritts and 2006 by Mert and Marcus). The
actresses are the Ukrainian Milla Jovovich (1998 Cal by Bruce
Weber), the Italian Margareth Madè and the Japanese Rinko
Mario Sorrenti for the 2012 Pirelli calendar
Twenty five moments captured for Pirelli to create "Swoon"
The nude figure is one of the most beautiful expressions of
Nature and the purest way for us to reveal our humanity in
the face of art.
Being born in Naples, Italy, I was influenced at a young age
by the great artworks of the Renaissance artists and their
struggle to express their vision of beauty in Art. This today
plays a fundamental role in my image-making.
The images in the Calendar are the culmination of my creative
energy, trying to materialize the emotion shared by me and
the subject, respecting their beauty, their nature and our
integral presence in the universe.
Swoon: to become enraptured by; to be overwhelmed by joy; to
faint in ecstasy;
a feeling of being in love and within ease. This is the title
for this collection of images.
Mario Sorrenti interviewed by Glenn O'Brien
Glenn O'Brien: - Had you seen the Pirelli
Mario Sorrenti: -I did have a bunch of
books about the Calendar over the years that I really liked,
and I have used them for reference before, but I'd never
actually seen the Calendar. I don't know if a lot of people
have seen them.
They are a very limited edition. I was surprised when I read
that you were the first Italian photographer ever to shoot
this legendary Calendar from an Italian company.
MS: -Me, too. Now everybody says, "Why
didn't you shoot it in Italy? So, why did you go to
It's almost Italy, right?
MS: -It's so close. It's the
I think the French consider Corsicans half-Italian anyway
MS: -They are half-Italian and
half-French. But they have their own cultural identity. They
have their own vibe going on. I loved it.
It's incredible, beautiful.
Was Corsica your choice?
MS: -It was basically a matter of
deduction, finding locations with the right weather for the
time of year, trying to get all the geology that I was
looking for, finding the right trees, rocks...
The trees are amazing.
MS: -They are really beautiful. And the
rock formations there are incredible. Incredible! I could
have spent more time on the rock formations, they are really
Had you been to Corsica before?
MS: -Never. We did a lot of scouting, a
lot of research. Then it was enough to see the photos and we
decided to go there. It's an amazing place. I would go
There's a funny thing on your Wikipedia page. It says, "Mario
Sorrenti is primarily known for his spreads of nude models."
How did you get a reputation for doing nudes? You don't see a
lot of nudes in fashion.
MS: -I think I just did it naturally
because it was something that I really enjoyed doing. I
didn't really think about it. I always thought about taking
clothes off as a way of getting closer to the individual and
the person, and of getting something that was more honest and
pure. And I think that happened because my father was a
painter and was always painting nude women. That's what I
grew up with, and that's the thing I thought I could do to
get my work closer to art.
Also you were comfortable with it.
MS: -I was really comfortable with it;
personally and physically as well. I was very comfortable
being naked, because when I was modeling I did a lot of nudes
with other photographers. So at the time, I associated that
with the closest thing to artistic expression that I could
have achieved intellectually at that period. I didn't really
intellectualize photography as an art with ideas, or consider
what you could achieve through different concepts and so on.
To me, the closest that I could come to achieving an artistic
photograph was to do a nude. So I just did it all the
Was it easy to make people comfortable doing that? I imagine
there's a lot of difference from one person to another,
MS: -I remember at the time I thought it
was easy because I had just come from being a model, so I
felt like I had an understanding of what models felt like in
front of the camera. And a lot of the people I was
photographing were my friends, or models that I had met
through modeling and so on. So I felt that some barriers were
eliminated because we knew each other intimately and we
understood each other in a way. It's always difficult for
somebody to reveal themselves completely in front of you. But
I've always been the type of photographer that likes to share
my work with other people, and show it, especially to the
people I'm photographing. I really like to show them what I'm
doing. I want them to appreciate it and to be happy with it.
I am not interested in making people feel uncomfortable. I
like the idea of empowering the people that I photograph
through the experience.
Did you get to do exactly what you wanted on this project?
MS: -I did.
So these are the girls that were your choice?
MS: -It was all my choice, but of course
I was limited by scheduling and other things beyond
control. But it was completely my choice. I worked with the
casting agent in the way that we shared some ideas of girls.
She said a lot of the girls had been used before in the
calendar but I didn't care. These are the girls that I like,
and that I want to photograph and they have to be in it.
Because these are the girls that I have ten years of
experience with or even longer, maybe twenty years. So it had
to be them for it to really represent me, in a sense. But I
brought in some new girls as well, to bring some new blood or
freshness to it, I guess.
I think one of the best things about what you've done here is
the mix of ages. You've got Milla and
Kate, and then the younger girls. It's a good blend.
MS: -I wanted it to be familiar. I felt
that the more familiar it was the more personal it would be
and the closer it would be to being true to me.
When you're shooting nudes, how many people are on the set?
Do you keep it down?
MS: -I just kept it to me and my
assistant, and then I made everybody else go away. Basically,
I made a very specific structure for how the day and the
photographs were going to go. I would spend the first two or
three hours on my own with the model, photographing her, and
really just getting to know her if I didn't know her. After
that I would bring in the behind-the-scenes team. I didn't
want the girls to be distracted by that. A lot of them also
didn't want to be filmed nude and I wanted them to be
completely nude in the photographs. So after a while, for the
behind-the- scenes video, we put on some clothes that could
work and then we got the behind-the-scenes people to come in
and do their stuff. But by that point, I had already achieved
what I was trying to do, which was really super intimate.
It's actually the most intimate that I've been in a really
long time taking pictures, which was really nice.
It has that feeling. It reminds me of pictures that you see
from like the 1940s or something, where it's just the
photographer and a model and nature, like Weston, almost.
MS: -That's what I was trying to achieve.
It was like "I want to bring you back to photography; I want
to bring you back to when it was Edward Weston and Bill
Brandt (noted early 20th century photographers)" and focus on
photography in that way. It was great because somehow I've
become so desensitized over time that now, when I work, I can
have 20 people behind me, and I don't even know they're
there. I think that sometimes a model is the same way. She
can be looking into a group of people and doesn't even see
anybody. When I first started taking pictures, I used to kick
everybody out of the set. I'd be extremely influenced by
people watching and now I don't even feel it. So to go back
to that all of a sudden was so good, man. It was so
beautiful. It reminded me how much more special it is when
it's just you and your subject, you and the model. It's just
complete intimacy, nothing and no one else to interrupt that
communication, that sharing, because you're really sharing
this experience, this process.
I think a lot of people don't realize how a great model
really works. It's not just an object, sitting there like a
piece of fruit on a table. There really is a lot of work
involved, a lot of concentration and responsiveness.
MS: -There is a lot of emotion involved,
and there's a lot of give-and-take emotionally between the
photographer and the model. The best models are the ones who
can tap into that emotion, who day after day constantly give
you that. Sometimes, you're taking a picture of somebody and
you're communicating but you're not using any words at all.
You start mimicking them and they mimic you, and they look at
your eyes and all of a sudden you're communicating, and you
don't even know how things are happening. There's an osmosis
or something psychic happening. The best models are the ones
that open themselves up to that. That's when the best work
When you went out there, did you know you were going to mix
color in with the black-and-white? The black-and-white is so
MS: -It's funny. The way I work usually,
professionally, on a job, is that I always tend to think that
everything has to look the same. There needs to be a
consistent, constant language. When I did these pictures,
even though it naturally has a language that's coherent, I
didn't want the frame and the cropping of the images to be
the same. I didn't want them to be the same in
black-and-white. I wanted some of them to be soft, some to
have more contrast, some to be color. I did not want to force
a specific style on to it. I just wanted the picture to be,
and to exist on its own terms.
I think the format of the calendar is really superb. Do you
want to comment on that?
MS: -I think that one of the interesting
things about the calendar is actually the design of it. The
fact is that Karl Lagerfeld had done this thing last year and
it was something that I wanted to continue and to further
I thought the calendar was one of the best things he's done
as a photographer. Maybe it's because
I'm into Greek myth .
MS: -It's funny. I don't know a lot of
Karl's pictures. I've seen some of them on his walls, and I'm
like, "Wow, that's really beautiful. Did you take that
picture?" I just thought that the way it was all presented
would look really amazing. So somehow, I was really focused
on it being that again, at least for me.
It's beautifully designed. Was it your idea to make the
calendar sort of interactive, that you can decide which
picture to put with which month?
MS: -Originally, I wanted it just to be
12 pictures and I didn't really care what girl was for what
month. We asked ourselves how do we make an object that is at
once a calendar and a portfolio. And the creative director
came up with a solution, the interactive idea.
Well, the black matte gives it a really classical feel. It
makes the pictures stand out.
MS: -It's very classic. It is about the
photographs and the photographs speak for themselves.
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The Pirelli Calendar 2012: the photographer
Mario Sorrenti was born in Naples, Italy in 1971. When he was
ten years old his family moved to New York City which
provided great opportunities for an unusually creative clan.
Mario's father was an artist, and his mother worked in the
fashion industry. In his teens Mario began documenting his
life through photography and elaborate diaries, filled with
his own pictures, drawings, inspirational images and notes.
Still in his teens he began taking photographs professionally
in London, for The Face, and rather quickly into the bigger
arena of Elle and Harper's Bazaar. His work came to the
attention of Calvin Klein and at the age of 21 he created the
Calvin Klein Obsession fragrance campaign starring the young
model Kate Moss, including television spots. Moving to New
York, Sorrenti quickly became a star photographer for such
publications as Harper's Bazaar, French Vogue, Italian Vogue,
V Magazine, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, Self Service, Another
Magazine, Arena Homme Plus and Vogue Hommes
In addition to Calvin Klein, Mario Sorrenti has also worked
with many leading fashion houses, beauty and fragrance
clients including Giorgio Armani, Barney's New York, Hugo
Boss, Chloe, Dolce and Gabbana, Hermes, Kenzo, Lancome,
Longchamp, Max Mara, Missoni, Yves Saint Laurent, Jil Sander,
Shiseido, and Prada.
Sorrenti has directed commercials and moving image pieces for
Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, Dsquared, John Mayer and Usher
among others. He has published the books The Machine,
(Steidl/ editions Stromboli, 2001), a photographic study of
his younger brother and fellow photographer Davide who passed
away in 1997, and Mario Sorrenti: Blood for Work (Steidl,
2011). Other books containing his photographs include Kate,
(Pavilion Books Ltd., 1995); Fashion, (Scalo 1996); The
Imperfect Beauty, (V&A Publications 2000); Tomo (in memory of
Davide), (Sartorial Communicazione
2001); Archeology of Elegance, (Thames & Hudson and
Shirmer/Mosel 2002); Water Culture, (Trolly Ltd., 2003);
Fashioning Fiction: Photography since 1990, (The Museum of
Modern Art, 2004), and Face of Fashion, (National Portrait
Mario Sorrenti has mounted solo exhibitions at Gallery 213,
Paris, October 1997; Ferrini and Biondi (photographs and
diaries) Los Angeles, November 2002; and Draw Blood, Roth
Horowitz, New York City, May 2004. Significant group shows
include "Festival de la Mode", Monaco, 1995; "The Imperfect
Beauty (the making of contemporary fashion photographs)" at
the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, September 2000;
"Attitude, a story of posing," the Victoria & Albert Museum
2000; "Copy," Roth Horowitz, New York City, May 2002;
"Archeology of Elegance", Paris 2002; "Chasing its Tale",
Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, April 2004; and "Face of
Fashion," National Portrait Gallery, London, February 2007.
In July 2008 Sorrenti was chosen to be part of an
international group show entitled "Fashion in Motion," as a
recipient of the "2008 Martell Artist of the Year" Award. The
exhibition traveled from Guandong to Shanghai, and ended in
Beijing at the Today Museum.
Mario Sorrenti's work is in many important collections,
public and private including: The Victoria
& Albert Museum, The New York Public Library, and The
National Portrait Gallery, London. Mario
Sorrenti lives in New York City with his wife and children.
The Pirelli calendar 2012: the protagonists
Photographers: Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, David
Sims, Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Inez Van
Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Mikael Jansson, Sølve
Sundsbø, Peter Lindbergh, Alasdair McLellan, and Patrick
Demarchelier, and Bert Stern
Campaigns: Roberto Cavalli, Balenciaga, Versace,
Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Hermes, Missoni, Moschino,
Hussein Chalayan, Armani Jeans, Oscar de la Renta, MaxMara,
Roberto Cavalli, Nicole Farhi, Donna Karan, Flowerbomb by
Viktor & Rolf fragrance campaign, Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude
Fragrance, Bottega Veneta, Escada, Mango & Dolce & Gabbana
and Hermes Editorial: Vogue (American, French,
Japanese, German, Turkish and Brazilian), Self Service,
Numero (French and Japanese), V, i-D, W Korea, W Jewelry,
Muse, Doingbird, Rebel and Time
Born: The Ukraine
Campaigns: Banana Republic, Chanel, Dior, DKNY, Donna
Karan, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Escada, Etro, Gap, Isabel
Marant, Mercedes Benz, Tiffany & Co, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace
and L'Oreal Paris
Film: Night Train to Kathmandu, Two Moon Junction,
Return to the Blue Lagoon, Kuffs, Chaplin, Dazed and
Confused, The Fifth Element,He Got Game, The Messenger: The
Story of Joan of
Arc, The Million Dollar Hotel,The Claim, Zoolander, No Good
Deed, Ultraviolet and the Resident Evil series.
Campaigns: Chanel, Yves San Laurent, Tom Ford
Editorials: Vogue, T Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and
Film: Ikitai (To Live), Hole In The Sky (2002) and The
Taste of Tea (2004), Babel (2006), The Brothers
Bloom (2008), Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009) and Norwegian
Film/TV: Baarìa, La mia casa è piena di specchi, Buoi,
Una donna per la vita, Donna sotto le stelle, La Kore
Editorials: Corriere Magazine, io Donna, Grazia, Gioia,
Ladies, Cosmopolitan, Max
Photographers: Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Mark
Segal, Paolo Roversi, Mario Sorrenti, Mert
& Marcus, Tim Walker, Camilla Akrans, Cedric Buchet, Solve
Sundsbo, Terry Tsiolis, Josh Olins, Alasdair McLellan, Greg
Kadel, Paolo Roversi, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Lindberg, Willy
Vanderperre, Emma Summerton, David Sims, Glen Luchford, Kataj
Campaigns: Gianfranco Ferre, Malo, Chanel Beauty, Jill
Sander, Aquascutum, BGN, H&M, Chloe, Max Mara, Club Monaco,
Pucci, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Iceberg,
Nina Ricci, DSquared2, Theory, Rock & Republic, Ermanno
Editorial: Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, British Vogue,
Vogue Espana, Vogue Japan, i-D, Self Service, V Magazine,
Acne, Purple, Numero, Interview, Muse
Runway: Givenchy, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Jill Stuart,
Donna Karan, MaxMara, Moschino, Jil Sander, Fendi, Balmain,
YSL, louis, Vuitton, Dior, Chloe, Lanvin, Celine, Balenciaga,
Christian Lacroix, Calvin klein, Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Ann
Demeulemeester, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La
renta, Ralph Lauren, Giles, John Galliano, Jean Paul
Film: Bez Tajemnic (2011), Prawdziwa historia (2009),
Chrystusami (2006, aka We're All Christs), Un Papa rimasto
uomo (2006, aka Karol - The Pope, the Man), Ono (2004, aka
Born: United Kingdom
Campaigns: Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein,
Chanel, Rimmel, Bulgari, Rimmel
Editorials: Vogue UK, US, France, Another Man, Vanity
Fair, the Face, W.
Photographers: Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Steven
Klein, Juergen Teller, Peter Lindbergh, Agent Provocateur,
Calvin Klein Jeans and Burberry.
Portraits: Lucien Freud, Chuck Close
Photographers: Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde &
Vinoodh Matadin, Mario Sorrenti, David Sims, Mert Alas +
Marcus Piggott, Mario Testino, Craig McDean, Peter Lindbergh,
and Helmut Newton Campaigns: Gucci, Louis
Vuitton, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, MaxMara, Roberto Cavalli,
Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Balmain
Editorial: French Vogue, American Vogue, V Magazine,
i-D Magazine, Japanese Vogue, Russian Vogue, Chinese Vogue,
German Vogue, Japanese Numero & Korean W Magazine, Spanish
Vogue Runway: Prada, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Anna
Sui, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang And Gucci
Born: Puerto Rico
Photographers: Steven Meisel, Mert Alas & Marcus
Piggott, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean and
Peter Lindbergh, Mario Sorrenti
Campaigns: Gucci, David Yurman, H&M, Givenchy, Roberto
Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Gap and Estée
Editorials: V Magazine, New York Times, Vogue, Elle UK,
W, i-D, Last Magazine
Runway: Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Jil Sander,
Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton. Demonstrating her wide-range and
versatility, Joan debuted in the Victoria's Secret fashion
show this fall
Photographers: Steven Meisel, Mert & Marcus, Mario
Testino, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh
Matidan, Davis Sims, Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, and Terry
Campaigns: Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Jil Sander, Louis
Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicole
Farhi, Versace, Calvin Klein cosmetics, and Prada, DKNY and
Tom Ford fragrances Editorial: Vogue, French
Vogue, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, W, Japanese Vogue,
Interview, Self Service, V, Numero, and I-D.
Runway: Chanel, Lanvin, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Miu
Miu, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Hermes, Karl Lagerfeld,
Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Prada.
Guinevere Van Seenus
Photographers: Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, Nick
Knight, Steven Klein, David Sims, Terry Richardson, Mario
Sorrenti, Mert & Marcus, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh
Matadin, Paolo Roversi, Richard Avedon
Campaigns: Jil Sander, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana,
Chanel, Belstaff, Yohji Yamamoto, Dries Van Noten, DKNY, Tse,
Moschino, Kenzo, Jimmy Choo, the Gap, Swarovski, Armani
Cosmetics, and Shiseido. Marc Jacob's fragrance Blush,
Alexander McQueen's fragrance MyQueen, John Galliano's
Editorials: Vogue (Italian, French, American, British,
Japanese), LOVE, Interview, W, Numero, i-D, Another and V
magazine. In addition, she has walked the runways from New
York to Paris and London in the most prestigious shows, most
recently including Prada.
Photographers: Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Steven
Klein, Solve, Sundsbo, Patrick Demarchelier and Terry
Campaigns: Calvin Klein White Label and Calvin Klein
Karl Lagerfeld, Emporio Armani, D&G, Pringle of Scotland
Blumarine, YSL Beauty, Versace Perfume and Christian Dior
Escale a' Portofino.
Editorials: American Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia,
German Vogue, W, Numero, V , i.D, Harper's
Bazaar and Interview.
Runway: Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Lanvin, Yves Saint
Laurent, and Hermes, as well as
Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, Michael Kors, and Mui Mui.
Film: Karl Lagerfeld's "Chanel-The Silent Film",
Calendario Pirelli: photographers and locations
1964 Robert Freeman in Maiorca
1965 Brian Duffy in the south of France
1966 Peter Knapp in Al Hoceima, Marocco
1967 Non pubblicato
1968 Harry Peccinotti in Tunisia
1969 Harry Peccinotti in Big Sur, California
1970 Francis Giacobetti in Paradise Island, Bahamas
1971 Francis Giacobetti in Giamaica
1972 Sarah Moon in Villa Les Tilleuls, Paris
1973 Allen Jones in Londra
1974 Hans Feurer at the Seychelles islands
1975-1983 Non pubblicato
1984 Uwe Ommer in Bahamas
1985 Norman Parkinson in Edimburgh, Scotland
1986 Bert Stern in the Cotswolds, England
1987 Terence Donovan in Bath, England
1988 Barry Lategan in London
1989 Joyce Tennyson in the Polaroid Studios, New York
1990 Arthur Elgort in Seville, Spain
1991 Clive Arrowsmith in France
1992 Clive Arrowsmith in Almeria, Spain
1993 John Claridge at Seychelles
1994 Herb Ritts in Paradise Island, Bahamas
1995 Richard Avedon in New York City
1996 Peter Lindberg in El Mirage, California
1997 Richard Avedon in New York City
1998 Bruce Weber in Miami
1999 Herb Ritts in Los Angeles
2000 Annie Leibovitz in Rhinebeck, New York
2001 Mario Testino in Naples
2002 Peter Lindbergh in Los Angeles
2003 Bruce Weber in Southern Italy
2004 Nick Knight in London
2005 Patrick Demarchelier in Rio de Janeiro
2006 Mert and Marcus in Cap d'Antibes, Francia
2007 Inez and Vinoodh in California
2008 Patrick Demarchelier in Shanghai, Cina
2009 Peter Beard ad Abu Camp/Jack's Camp, Botswana
2010 Terry Richardson in Brazil
2011 Karl Lagerfeld in Parigi
2012 Mario Sorrenti in Murtoli, Corsica