Pirelli calendar 2017 by Peter Lindbergh

“For the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, Peter Lindbergh goes beyond the camera with the idea that “talent is more important than beauty.” To do so he recruited 15 actresses – Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Dame Helen Mirren, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Charlotte Rampling, Zhang Ziyi, Lea Seydoux – plus Anastasia Ignatova, a professor of political theory in Moscow Lindbergh met last year.” — source: pirelli.com

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As for Peter Lindbergh, he is known for his memorable cinematic images and recognised as one of the most influential contemporary photographers. Born Peter Brodbeck on November 23, 1944 in Lissa (Germany), he spent his childhood in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia). He worked as a window dresser for a local department store and enrolled the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1960’s. He remembers these years : « I preferred actively seeking out van Gogh’s inspirations, my idol, rather than painting the mandatory portraits and landscapes taught in Art schools… ». — peterlindberg.com