Rumours Rife about the 2010 Pirelli Tyres Calender!

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Word’s out that fashion photographer Terry Richardson has bagged the honor of shooting the 2010 Pirelli Calender – and it appears he’s already getting to grips with the job.

The Italian tyres company’s calender is always synonymous with high-end style starring mannequins from Kate Moss to Sophia Loren.

Of course, this is not your average tyres trade calender, any more that it’s your average girly calender.

And Terry Richardson will be following in the footsteps of photographic legends, including Richard Avedon and Herb Ritts, as he focuses on capturing his erotic images.

The latest news is that Richardson has set up camp in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil, where models including Ana Beatriz Barros, Gracie Carvalho and Georgina Stojiijkovic are lined up for the 2010 calender.

There’s even a sneaky snapshot doing the rounds on the internet which appears to show him capturing Catherine McNeil posing barebacked on a white horse.

Pirelli’s calenders are as feverishly coveted as high-end art tomes or exhibition catalogues, but sadly you won’t find them nestled between the pets and the pop star offerings in WH Smiths.

The annual Pirelli phenomenon was first published in 1964 and features famous actresses and models in erotic photos.

However, not one single issue of it is sold, but distributed to some 40,000 VIPs, including actors, politicians and top customers.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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