Lavazza, better known for producing and importing fine coffee world-wide, have `done a Pirelli` on us.
The Lavazza calendar rivals only the famous Pirelli calendar, in terms of artistic fashion photography and using the talents of world renowned photographers.
Now set to unveil its 19th edition, The Lavazza calendar goes from strength to strength.
Previous photographers include Eugenio Recuenco, Ellen Von Unworth and the might of two of the world`s best photographers, in the form of Annie Leibovitz and David LaChapelle.
The 2011 calendar sees Mark Seliger behind the lens, with his interpretation of the theme `Falling in Love in Italy`.
Tuscany – July / August
Mark Seliger is more used to celebrity portraits and album covers. Previous clients have included Willie Nelson, Kurt Cobain, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
With the Lavazza calendar, Seliger was able to introduce a quirky, fun element.
The end result? `Six intimate moments involving him, her and coffee.`
In front of the lens sees, amongst others, `House` and `The OC` actress Olivia Wilde and her husband, film director Tao Ruspoli who feature in the Capri picture.
Capri – January / February
Other beautifully shot scenes of romance in Italy have more than a touch of humour to them.
The six images are all striking in their own way, with the Lavazza brand placement in evidence.
The locations include the iconic scene of Romeo and Juliet`s balcony, the Faraglioni of Capri, A Tuscan landscape and a love story in Naples.
Florence – November / December
Mark Seliger has produced the 19th Lavazza Calendar – Falling in Love in Italy and it is a masterpiece of love, Italy and coffee.
A limited print run of just 30,000 calendars make these very hot property, hopefully you will be lucky enough to obtain your own copy!
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