The Pirelli 2012 Calendar.
Photography by Mario Sorrenti.
Mario Sorrenti shot the Pirelli calendar with 12 models and actresses in Corsica: Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Guinevere van Seenus, Malgosia Bela, Edita Vilkevicute, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Margareth Made, and Rinko Kikuchi.
Sorrenti explained his vision for the calendar: "You know, originally I thought I was going to do very sexy pictures, and when we got there I realized that I didn't want the pictures to be sexy at all ... I didn't want them to be posing and arching and like sticking their boobs in my face or anything like that." He added: "We tried to keep it very simple, there were times where we did just photographs with the model and myself and there was no one around. I think that was the moment when I was able to capture some of the most beautiful photographs ... You kind of lose yourself and you go with the flow of the moment and just let things happen."
Regarding model Kate Moss, Sorrenti said: "Kate, I've known for 20 years. I can't do this without her."
One of the participating models, Lara Stone, said: "In the end you get that one shot, that magical decisive moment ... It's not sexy in-your-face, it's more innocent sexy. Don't know why they hired me!" However, she added: "I'd like to do it every year till I'm 75."