Being selected to shoot the 2013 Pirelli Calendar was a great honor, and the
beauty of Rio made it the perfect backdrop.
I wanted to photograph a mix of everyday people combined with a very special group of women
known not only for their talent and beauty, but also for their charitable work and
contributions to their communities.
Rio’s varied landscapes of ocean, mountains and jungle, combined with a dynamic urban
culture, made it a wonderful location to shoot the calendar.
Adriana is currently working with Bill Clinton’s global initiative in Haiti.
The aim of the Clinton initiative is to help support and develop
the local Haitian economy.
Isabeli is currently the Brazilian Ambassador for an organization
that works in collaboration with Save the Children.
Summer Rayne Oakes
A true ‘eco-optimist’, her environmental activism has been widely acknowledged and honored by
Vanity Fair, CnBC, outside magazine and many others.
Sonia Braga is a tireless advocate of childrens’ rights, especially their rights to a
Rio’s people are every bit as amazing as the spectacular landscapes; I was inspired by their
hospitality, warmth and generosity.
I enjoy photographing wall art all over the world; the spirit of Rio came alive through the images and words on the walls.