Carine-Roitfeld-Vampire-Ball---Karlie-Kloss-Abbey-Lee-Kershaw.jpgThe photographer for the 40th annual Pirelli Calendar has been revealed. Photojournalist Steve McCurry has reportedly shot the 2013 Pirelli Calendar according to an Italian newspaper.

Most famous for his 'Portrait of a Girl with Green Eyes' for National Geographic, McCurry follows in the footsteps of former Pirelli snappers including Terry Richardson, Mario Sorrenti and Karl Lagerfeld. However instead of the usual nudity associated with the Pirelli calendar, McCurry apparently wants to "portray women who are sexy without being naked".

As for which models we can expect to see featured in the calendar, the only name to be mentioned so far is Karlie Kloss. Does this mean a whole new direction for the Pirelli Calendar? Less nudity and more art?

For a reminder of what the previous Pirelli Calendars look like - here is last year's calendar by Mario Sorrenti. Plus here is the 2010 Pirelli Calendar by Karl Lagerfeld.