Updated August 10, 2021, 9:59 a.m.
- Singer Bryan Adams staged his colleague Cher for the Pirelli 2022 calendar in Los Angeles.
- He also photographed other stars like Rita Ora and Jennifer Hudson.
- The theme of the calendar for next year is “On The Road”.
The Canadian singer Bryan Adams staged some of the greatest artists from the world of music for the Pirelli 2022 calendar in various locations. According to the tire manufacturer, his shots on the subject of “On The Road” were mainly made in Los Angeles, California.
The Oscar winners Cher and Jennifer Hudson, the “Godfather of Punk” Iggy Pop, Rita Ora, Elon Musk friend Grimes, Normani, St. Vincent, Kali Uchis and Bohan Phoenix were in the streets of the city, in the Palace Theater and in the chateau Marmont Hotel photographed. The photos of rapper Saweetie, on the other hand, were taken at the Hotel La Scalinatella on the Italian island of Capri.
The Pirelli calendar, also known as “The Cal”, has been published since 1964 and is considered a collector’s item. Pirelli hires great photographers year after year: Helmut Newton, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh and Annie Leibovitz have already been behind the camera for the calendar.
In 2021 there was no new Pirelli calendar due to the corona pandemic. Instead, the tire manufacturer donated 100,000 euros for virus research.
Bryan Adams is a passionate photographer
In June it was announced that Bryan Adams had been hired to take photos of the new calendar edition. The singer said on Twitter: “I’m proud to finally announce that I’m the photographer for the Pirelli 2022 calendar.”
The combination of photography and music is very exciting, there would be some extraordinary people to see, he also wrote in a message. “The recordings will start in a couple of weeks. I’m excited,” said the Canadian artist.
The musician has been pursuing his passion behind the camera for years. He has already had celebrities such as Amy Winehouse, Mick Jagger and even Queen Elizabeth II in front of the lens. His pictures have been published in magazines such as “Vogue”, “GQ” and “Harper’s Bazaar”. Adams also brought out some books with his work.
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