This picture by Helmut Newton for Pirelli, the Italian group famous for its iconic and sensual calendars, never made it to a calendar.
If the project had come to completion twenty-one years ago, says the caption in Il Corriere della Sera, there would be another prize out there for icon hunters to chase -- the first, and only, Pirelli calendar made in Italy by Newton.
This image is a perfect example of the use of sensuality to tell a story. It reveals just enough to connect with your imagination yet not too much as that would detract from your subjective experience. The use of black and white photography adds a dimension of intimacy.