Isn’t there any fun going around in the Brazilian football world? Of course there is. The scandals around the World Cup might remain in full force, the threats of street protests might be around the corner, but Brazil also has its beauty contests for Miss World Cup.
The mood related to the World Cup will be better after Mother’s Day (an important event here in Brazil), when closer to the inauguration the streets, houses and buildings are starting to colour yellow and green, honouring the official colours of the Brazilian football team.
But for the time being, there is little zest and little enthusiasm.
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So, a bit of fun from the gringo side, as from the USA comes some light-footed notes. Although it’s a product from Mexican soil, and the photographer and designer are American, we refuse to call it a Soccer Calendar, after all we are in Brazil, where it’s called football. I agree with the designers that using the ugly faces of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar, Messi, Rooney or any of the other millionaire football players will not do for a nice calendar. You don’t find one sufficiently photogenic to make an attractive calendar about the World Cup.
The challenge was to create dynamic images of the women in action but still have a high level of female sexuality. There had to be a balance between being faithful to the “pass” and at the same time showing the beautiful curves of the models.
The idea was to take the football stadiums for the most common points of scenic views and mix them with the landscapes in order to make a tribute to football that “lives” in Brazil, is among the people, the places and style of life. The intention was to create artistic photo illustrations that would pay homage to the world’s greatest sporting event.
Tim Tadder travelled to Brazil to photograph landscapes and the backgrounds and collaborated with the talented Mike Campau to mix the scenes, creating a truly unique (and beautiful to watch) set of images.