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Pirelli 2007 Calendar - Photographers and Interpreters

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are the photographers who will be shooting the 2007 edition of the Cal. Once again, the choice has fallen on a duo, after Mert and Marcus, who did the 2006 edition.

The photographers, both born and raised in Amsterdam, have introduced innovation to the world of photography and design through digital image manipulation.

They began working together in 1990, shooting pictures that accentuated colors and implied extreme "edgy" situations appearing provocative and dramatically expressive.

The result is a powerful blend of eclectic, essential images that profoundly explore a woman's personality.

Starting at the end of June, the two artists will be in a top secret location of California to shoot the 33rd edition of the Pirelli calendar.

For the 2007 calendar, which has an exceptional cast of 5 extraordinary actresses, the two photographers want to capture all the personality and sensuality of the five divas.

The words "personality and sensuality" are the key to interpreting this edition. Having banished glamour, fashion and high society, the great portraitist Ines immediately established a feeling with the stars and put them at ease. From one woman to another, she tried to capture the most intense and hidden aspects of the leading ladies.

The interpreters:

- Sophia Loren

"I had a great time and felt like a kid," said the Neapolitan actress who was the first to pose for the Cal 2007. Each Picture expresses both the artist and photographer's inner personality." (Backstage photo of the Pirelli 2007 Calendar by C. Ruspoli.)

Posing on the following days:

- Hilary Swank: American actress and winner of the Oscar for Best Actress for "Million Dollar Baby";

- Naomi Watts: born in the UK and raised in Australia, the interpreter of two cult films such as "The Ring" and "King Kong";

- Penelope Cruz: vibrant Spanish actress with a fresh clean look who quickly became an international star. Her career began in 1992, and she has since made over 40 films. She achieved success in Pedro Almodovar's films "Live Flesh" (1997) and "All About My Mother" (1999);

- Lou Doillon: young French actress and daughter of Jane Birkin and director Jacques Doillon.

January 2007