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.
The moment I saw these photos, something stirred inside of me. Artist Jose Romussi breathes new life into old photos by embroidering colorful thread onto skirts and dresses. While the Chile-based mixed media artist has a website full of peculiar and strange collages, it’s this fanciful series that has captured my attention. By taking vintage photos of women dancing and embroidering rainbow colored lines on top of them, he not only makes each photo decidedly more modern, he makes us appreciate each dancer’s graceful movement.
Particularly love the last photo in this set, where he’s stitched intricate patterns onto each ballerina’s outfit.