I need to add that this is the most sought after calender. It is not for sale, and is only given to celebs, royals and VIPs. The shipment is guarded before release in armoured vehicles...lol!
If they were unknown models it would certainly be regarded as soft pornography. Due to the fact that they are super models, they seem to gain credibility and hence an art form. Truth is the definition of porn is 'Pornography or porn is the explicit portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purposes of sexual arousal and erotic satisfaction.' So if it arouses you it is porn:)
The photography is art, for sure.
Call a spade a spade. It is soft porn and I love it! As for it empowering women I think it does. If a man/woman sees these pics and cannot see the beauty in them, the sensual power of these women captured in the moment, they surely have their own issues to deal with. Long live soft porn:)
Agreed to the fact that "If a man/woman sees these pics and cannot see the beauty in them, the sensual power of these women captured in the moment, they surely have their own issues to deal with"
How about arty porn?
I dont think that art and porn need to be separate. It may seem slightly off-putting but it is possible, Pirelli is nowhere near porn territory. This is art.
porn - creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire.
for me this is art, the naked body is beautiful & Pirelli are only associated with the best photographers in the world so this photographer is busy being active trying to create the perfect picture which is deliberate to create a desire; woman desire to have the perfect body and men desire to touch that perfect body & Pirelli desire to make loads of cash putting this together ;)
Wow, great reply, straight to the point, Literally and Literary to add. Loving the pic
I dont see it as pornography at all. Sorry to be so open, but porn is the aspect of two genders that perform the routine of intimacey, whether it be passionate or sex or further… Seeing these images as porn i feel is a mis-interpretation, it is nudity and only nudity. It shows the essence, purity and sensual aspect of a women. Yes it may objectify the women but not lower her levels to that of a porn star. These “artistic” images are beautiful, sexy and absolutely superb. Pornography has none of that, it is not an art, not a skill, not a talent and not sensual, people do it for money and only money, whereas whatever nude model/ person it may be, whether celeb or not, and however the images are taken, it applies to the beauty of a women and what she has to offer, whether it be the stunning promotion of a calender or just an image taken in an experience. If it were the portion of objectifying the women, then men need to get a grip and start realising that there is more to women than sex, if men do see it as art, then well done, you have graduated into seeing the beauty of a womens reproductive organs. Pornography = wham bam thank you mam for an audience, not so classy I might add. Nudity = acceptance and passion.
No offence to anyone reading this. As you can probably see, I am not a huge fan of porn. But of nude art, bring it on. Between the two, which can be more appreciated?