I have to admit, I am a little bit in love with the new Pirelli calendar shot by Annie Leibowitz. It pushes so many important buttons for me.
Celebrating women for who they are, in whatever stage in life they happen to be.
Showing their personalities, celebrating achievements, telling stories of lives lived to the full, interesting and inspiring.
To me these photographs are striking and real.
They have not been created with the aim of exciting male audience, to display a collection of pretty bodies – perfect, sexy, and boringly interchangeable. These are images of remarkable people photographed in an empowering and sensitive way.
When there is nudity, it is there for a reason. And it is real, not digitally altered to perfection.