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Emma Summerton vai assinar Calendário Pirelli 2023

mma Summerton, the London and New-York based photographer known for her distinctive style and dramatic Vogue magazine covers, will bring her signature vision to the 2023 Pirelli Calendar.


Photographing ‘The Cal’, one of the most prestigious assignments in fashion, has been a decades-long dream for Summerton, who cites Sarah Moon, the first woman to shoot for Pirelli, as an early inspiration. “So it was amazing when it happened,” she revealed. “It was like some kind of magic spell finally worked.”


Next year’s Calendar will be its 49th edition, following the launch of Pirelli’s original Cal in 1964. Summerton’s turn behind the lens follows that of rock star and photographer Bryan Adams, who shot 2022’s music-themed Calendar featuring superstars including Cher, Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Pop.


Photographing ‘The Cal’, one of the most prestigious assignments in fashion, has been a decades-long dream for Summerton


Creative vision

Summerton, who studied Fine Arts at Sydney’s National Art School, is known for her bold creativity and artistry. This combined with her technical expertise and love of fashion has made her one of the most sought-after photographers working in the industry today. She has shot extensively for British, German, Australian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Vogue, i-D, Dazed & Confused and Nylon, while her commercial clients include Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Dior and Sony Music. During her career Summerton has photographed music stars including Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, along with actors George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Carey Mulligan.


Summerton moved to the UK in 1998 after working as a photographer’s assistant in Sydney. In London, she assisted Turner Prize-nominated artist Fiona Banner, helping to shoot images for Banner’s first book, and fell in love with fashion photography thanks to the inspiring images of Vogue Italia under the editorship of Franca Sozzani.


“I saw Italian Vogue and it was, wow, Paolo Roversi’s pictures, Sarah Moon’s pictures, Steven Meisel’s pictures, Peter Lindbergh’s pictures, they were art,” she said. Her dream of working for the magazine came true after she was taken under the wing of Edward Enninful, then a rising fashion director and now editor-in-chief of British Vogue, who she calls her “fashion fairy godmother”. He has since described Summerton as “brilliant”.


A female point of view

Summerton has always seen the relationship between model and photographer as a synergistic one, a vital partnership that feeds into the image; she wants to know who the women in her pictures are. Her photographs have been described as whimsical, meticulously crafted and inventive, blending fantasy and reality to create images that celebrate personal freedom while making women feel not only inspired but included.


Summerton’s photographs have been described as whimsical, meticulously crafted and inventive, blending fantasy and reality


“I love taking pictures of women and showing them [as] strong, but sexy, powerful and sometimes a little weird,” said Summerton, whose work has been exhibited internationally.


One expert who has championed her work is Swiss art collector Nicola Erni, who has one of the world’s largest private collections of fashion photography, including works by Richard Avedon, Inez van Lamsweerde, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, Paolo Roversi and Mario Testino. She has described Summerton’s work as having “a touch of something unexpected, a signature of its own... almost like a ‘pop-art take on photography’ as a medium.” Hearing the news that Summerton was to shoot for Pirelli, Erni said she was “convinced that Emma will be one of the great ones”, describing her as “a woman artist who will rock fashion photography in the future”.


Summerton, who once considered becoming a painter, becomes the 39th photographer to shoot the Calendar, the fourth solo woman to do so. She said she was excited to dive into the project and bring her touch to it: “I always thought I would love to see more women’s point of view in this world.”


Women behind the Cal

Sarah Moon was the first woman to shoot a Pirelli Calendar in 1972, followed by Joyce Tenneson in 1989. Inez van Lamsweerde shot the Cal with partner Vinoodh Matadin in 2007. Annie Leibovitz has been behind the lens twice, in 2000 and 2016.