German photographer Peter Lindbergh has gone old school for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar featuring older celebrities without any Photoshop retouching, just their natural beauty as seen by the photographer’s eyes.
The black-and-white series is called “Emotional” and it’s a continuation of the photographer’s work from last year when he was creating natural portraits of powerful women. “I wanted to portray women not in terms of their perfection, but through their feelings and emotions. That’s why I called this edition of the Calendar Emotional: not some artificial perfection, but the real world and the emotions that well up behind the faces of these women,” Lindbergh said.
The calendar features 14 celebrities, including Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and more, all natural without the intervention of any digital helpers. And at least to me, the results are way more intimate and personal this way.