Duffy was one of the few photographers who was commissioned for three Pirelli calendars. His first two calendars were in 1965 and 1973 and his last shoot for Pirelli was also in 1973 for the Cinturato truck tyre calendar. Duffy worked with the pop artist Allen Jones and the airbrush artist Philip Castle. The airbrushing techniques used producing this calendar were incorporated on the David Bowie Aladdin Sane album cover in 1973.
The model in this image is Nicki Howorth. Duffy previously photographed her for the cover of the third issue of UK Cosmopolitan magazine in May 1972. Howorth at this time had just starred in an episode of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”
The 1973 Calendar included the models: Nicky Allen, Kari Ann, Erica Creer, Elizabeth, Kate Howard, Kubi, Jane Lumb, Sue Paul, Penny Steele, Vida and Vicky Wilks.
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