Scottish photographer Albert Watson, who has shot more than 100 covers of Vogue worldwide, has been revealed as the photographer behind the Pirelli Calendar 2019. Though the concept behind this year’s Pirelli calendar, shot in April, is (naturally!) firmly under wraps, Albert’s rich history of fashion, pop culture and campaign photography stands him in excellent stead as he takes over the baton from last year’s photographer, Tim Walker.
Beginning his career in the 1970s, Albert blends art, fashion and commercial photography techniques to create unforgettable images of key pop and fashion icons from the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol. The prolific photographer has shot for publications including Rolling Stone and Harper’s Bazaar as well as creating the photography for hundreds of advertising campaigns for brands such as Prada, Levi’s and Chanel.
Though best known for his portraits and fashion photographs, Albert consistently diversifies his work further though shooting and exhibiting more personal work from his travels. Think: snake charmers in Morocco, a dominatrix in Las Vegas, or the epic landscapes of his birth place, Scotland.
Albert is the latest in a line of world-renowned photographers to take on the calendar, following on from major names including Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Steve McCurry and Annie Leibovitz.
The Pirelli Calendar 2019 will be released in November 2018.
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