Photographer: Albert Watson © Courtesy Pirelli Calendar 2019
“Dreaming”, the 2019 Pirelli Calendar: Celebrated photographer Albert Watson created a series of vignettes centering on the dreams and aspirations of four successful and talented women in their personal environments. Created in Miami and New York were four narratives in photos and films consisting of 40 images and four little movies.
The 2019 PIRELLI Calendar was released on 5 December featuring actress Julia Garner as “the botanical photographer”, Astrid Eika as the “model”, Laetitia Casta as “the painter”, dancer Sergei Polunin as the “painter’s partner”, ballet star Misty Copeland as “the dancer”, professional dancer Calvin Royal III as the “dancer’s partner”, Gigi Hadid as “the wealthy socialite” and Alexander Wang as the “confidant”. What a cast.
Albert Watson on his beautiful concept which unites men, women and their dreams in front of the camera: "What I wanted to convey were the characters’ hopes and their way of thinking about the future, in a way that would bring with it the aspect of dreaming.”
About – PIRELLI CALENDAR. From 1964 to 2018, a total of 45 Pirelli Calendars have been realized in a span of over fifty years by 35 photographers. The Pirelli Calendar, also known as, The Cal™ was born in 1964. At that time, Pirelli’s British subsidiary was looking for a marketing strategy to help Pirelli stand out from domestic competition and appointed Art Director Derek Forsyth and British photographer Robert Freeman, famous for his portraits of the Beatles, to produce what was an entirely innovative project for its day. The result was an exclusive product with artistic and cultural connotations that from the start set it apart from the world of fashion and “glamour”. pirellicalendar.pirelli.com