MCCURRY, Steve. Rio. Pirelli Calendar 2013. [Milan, Pirelli, 2012].
Oblong elephant folio. Original green boards, lettered in black, white and gold, in the the original slipcase which can be transformed into a stand for the calendar; pp. [2, printed in white on black paper stock], , 12 superb reproductions of colour photographs, boards a trifle marked, otherwise very good.
The Cal with a twist, i.e. without nudity, by the award-winning American photographer Steve McCurry, famous not only for the portrait of the Afghan girl with the piercing green eyes. The 'calendar has undergone a new look for 2013 - gone are the expected nude shots and in their place some of the world's most beautiful and charitable demurely-clothed models photographed against the atmospheric backdrop of Rio de Janeiro. The 2013 calendar was photographed by Steve McCurry, who famously took the striking portrait of the green-eyed Afghan Girl for the cover of the National Geographic in 1985. This year's star muses, each chosen for their contributions to charitable causes, include Adriana Lima (the first Pirelli model to appear baring her baby bump), Karlie Kloss, Isabeli Fontana, Petra Nemcova, Elisa Sednaoui and Liya Kebede' (Vogue, November 28, 2012, online).