The 2017 Pirelli Calendar is continuing last year’s tradition of celebrating women beyond glitz and glamour with pared down images by German photographer Peter Lindbergh. The legendary photographer is the first to helm the project three times and titled the series of black and white shots Emotional.
As the rest of us run for cover in rainy or snowy weather, French photographer Christophe Jacrot deliberately goes out in the storm. "I see these elements as a fabulous ground for photography,” he says, “an under-used visual universe with a strong evocative power, and with a richness of subtle lights. This universe escapes most of us, since we are too occupied getting undercover. Man becomes a ghostly silhouette wandering and obeying the hazards of rain or of snow."
Many of the images in his series Hong Kong in the Rain have a lovely painterly quality to them. He distorts and glamorizes the world by finding beauty in the reflections off of a rain-soaked street, the ripples of a puddle, or drops of water through a window. Each stormy photograph has a glistening perfection as Jacrot romanticizes these fleeting moments that are otherwise looked upon as dark and gloomy.