Bryan Adams Shoots Fellow Musicians for On The Road Pirelli Calendar

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It’s the 49th year that Italian tire company Pirelli has put out their coveted art calendar, but for the first time all the featured models are musicians. The On The Road Pirelli Calendar was shot by Bryan Adams, who may be best known as a performer but whose second career is photography.

On The Road Pirelli Calendar

Bryan Adams shooting Saweetie for the 2022 Pirelli Calendar
Bryan Adams photographs Saweetie for the 2022 Pirelli Calendar

The annual art calendars from Pirelli are best known for titillating imagery and NSFW photos. Not this year. The 2022 Pirelli calendar stars the likes of Cher, Iggy Pop, Rita Ora and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few of the ten performers – and they all keep their clothes on. Mostly.

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Rita Ora poses outside Chateau Marmont for Pirelli

This year’s theme is On The Road, a study of the lives of touring musicians- a subject to which the photographer can relate. The images were photographed at two Los Angeles Landmarks: The 110 year old downtown Palace Theater and the well-known Hollywood hotel-to-the-stars, the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard.

performer and photographer Bryan Adams
Performer and Photographer Bryan Adams

Below are calendar images and backstage photos of the shoot. Backstage photos by Alessandro Scotti.

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Iggy Pop:
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Jennifer Hudson:
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Rita Ora:
rita orashooting rita ora at chateau marmontBryan Adams photographs Rita Ora at Chateau Marmont for Pirelli

St. Vincent:
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performer Normanibryan adams and NormaniBTS Pirelli The Cal by Bryan Adams

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Kali Uchis:
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Bohan Phoenix:
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grimes 2022 pirelli cal IIHIHGrimes Pirelli backstage

Learn more about the Calendar and the talented entertainers here

Listen to Bryan Adam’s appointed playlist for the 2022 calendar here

all backstage images for Pirelli by Alessandro Scotti
images courtesy of Pirelli