Continuing its exquisite journey of its much sought after calendar, we bring you the teaser video as we go behind the scenes in London where the Pirelli Calendar 2018 was shot by Tim Walker.
For coming year’s Calendar, Tim Walker, through a series of surreal, dream like images, revisits a story first told in 1865: “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” by the English mathematician and writer the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll.
Inspired by this fantastic narrative, Tim Walker’s images are tableaux vivant full of allusions, improbable situations and illusory proverbs. He, like many great artists inspired by the story, has created his own version, one that features 17 black protagonists from the worlds of fashion, music, cinema and the underground of rap.
• Adut Akech, Sudanese-Australian model: THE QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
• Adwoa Aboah , Ghanaian-British fashion model and feminist activist: TWEEDLEDEE
• Alpha Dia, Senegalese-German model: 5 OF HEARTS PLAYING CARD GARDNER
• Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and model: THE KING OF HEARTS
• Duckie Thot, South Sudanese-Australian model: ALICE
• King Owusu, British model: TWEEDLEDUM, 2 OF HEARTS PLAYING CARD GARDNER
• Lil Yachty, American rapper and singer: THE QUEEN’S GUARD
• Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress: THE DORMOUSE
• Naomi Campbell, British supermodel and actress: THE ROYAL BEHEADER
• RuPaul, American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter: THE QUEEN OF HEART
• Sasha Lane, American actress: THE MAD MARCH HARE
• Sean “Diddy” Combs, American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur: THE ROYAL BEHEADER
• Slick Woods, American Model: THE MAD HATTER
• Thando Hopa, South African Model and Lawyer: THE PRINCESS OF HEARTS
• Wilson Oryema, British model: 7 OF HEARTS PLAYING CARD GARDNER
• Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian, author and television host, Activist: THE ROYAL DUCHESS
• Zoe Bedeaux, British fashion stylist, designer and singer: THE CATERPILLAR
Credit: Jaha Dukureh – Gambian women’s right activist