Corona grounded me awfully. I had intended to shoot in Ibiza, Paris, Vienna, Nice and Andalusia. All those shoots were not happening, so I had to come up with a plan b.
It was very important to me, not to come up with some bad remake of an old calendar of mine. And then, under the shower, I had the idea. Instead of making it in portrait format, I could print it in landscape orientation for 2021.
There are many nice horizontal photos from previous years that I was never able to use. Now, their time to shine has come.
Like always, I was aiming for a good mix of images. Variation in poses and perspectives. And I am very satisfied with the selection I made. To my surprise, most of the images were taken in Paris (5), second most in Frankfurt (4), one in Vienna and one in Leeds.
For me, the little calendarium box becomes less and less important each year. So, I tried to mingle it with the surrounding colors this time. We all know, it's more an alibi than the reason for hanging the calendar on the wall.
Finally Carla made it into my calendar with this all-time favorite shot I took of her in a beautiful Porsche 964 race car. The Fuck Yeah helmet looks awesome, too. Just in case you wonder, the other car is the DeLorean, where I photographed with an 85mm lens through the side window.
I remember, Christiane has a lot of fans. So, I decided to have her return for the december sheet. She is a fantastic woman and with the first series I took of her, my application for Playboy went through.
Sorry, if I sounded a bit too enthusiastic over my own calendar. It's just a project that comes deep from my heart each year. Not a business, more a matter of the heart.
Actually, it's like that with all the photo projects you find on this website. And I believe, you can tell when you look at the images.
If you want to have a closer look and don't want to sit in front of my website all day, you could consider buying a copy of the calendar. You can find it here.
Simon Bolz, Frankfurt
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