The Pirelli Calendar. History, 2004

The Pirelli Calendar. History, 2004

Pirelli Calendar 2004 | Nick Knight

Pirelli calendar 2004 the current breaks over time, the notion that given in male hands, this project inevitably becomes a reflection of an exclusively male idea of femininity, even though it will be the best. The work performed is familiar to us by the singularity of their visual imaginations Englishman Nick knight, the author of three books — Skinheads, Nicknight, and Flora,* the Creator of one of the best artistic multimedia Internet projects called SHOWstudio.

«I was afraid of what the calendar might suggest the image of women exclusively from a male point of view, explains the photographer. — Therefore before to begin a project, decided to ask women directly about what they would like to see in the calendar. I gave them the opportunity to choose the topic of each image separately.»

The photographer contacted the fourteen most prominent representatives of the contemporary art world, music, cinema, literature and fashion. «Everyone I asked only one question: what and how she would like to see? And then illustrated the considerations appeared. The answers were the most unusual. And this is understandable — those with whom I spoke, are unusual of their nature, and extremely talented in what they do and how to do it». The names of those who stood directly behind each of the images separately, will remain undisclosed.

On realization of the project Nick knight worked with art Director Peter Saville, the Creator of graphs of groups such as Joy Division, New Order, Suede and Pulp, the founding partner of the project SHOWstudio. The official presentation of the Pirelli 2004 took place on 12 November 2003 at the historic site of London — Royal Courts in the Palace of justice that was simultaneously marked the fortieth anniversary since the publication of the first Pirelli calendar. As known, the first calendar was published in 1964.

Fourteen advisers nick knight: Bjork, singer (Iceland); Catherine Deneuve, actress (France); Tracy Emin, artist (UK); Marianne faithfull, singer and actress (UK); Heidi Fleiss, writer (USA); Emma Forrest, writer (UK); Courtney Love, singer and actress (USA); Stella McCartney, designer (UK); Catherine millet, writer (France); Aymi the road from Mullins, athlete, actress (USA); Isabella Rossellini, actress (Italy); Emmanuelle Seiner, actress (France); Liv Tyler, actress (USA); Elizabeth Wurtzel, writer (USA).

Pirelli Calendar 2004 | Nick Knight

 

 

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