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'Dreaming': Intimate portraits from the 2019 Pirelli Calendar

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Themed around 'dreaming', the 46th edition of the iconic Pirelli calendar features four successful women - two actresses, a model and a dancer. Noted photographer Albert Watson created the vignettes and, describing the shoot, said, “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".

All the images were shot in cinematic 16:9 format, in color or black and white, giving the series an intimate, evocative cinematic feel. Each portrait aims to convey a specific juncture in the subject's life, lending to an overarching narrative spanning four 'little movies'. 

About the photographer: Albert Watson has taken some of the most well-recognized photographs in the world, from the portrait of Steve Jobs that appeared on the cover of his biography and photo of Alfred Hitchcock holding a plucked goose, to a portrait of a nude Kate Moss taken on her 19th birthday. Watson's prints of his photography are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.

© Albert Watson/Pirelli
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