The only Raphael I knew prior to today was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. That all changed when I found these pics he took of Alessandra Ambrosio, Chrissy Teigen, Bianca Balti, Kate Upton, and Nicole Scherzinger in their birthday suits on Celebutopia. Turns out Raffy’s responsible for raising the profile of the handbra pose (major props for that) and is well known for his work for Guess and the iconic Marisa Miller iPod shot. Dude’s just poppin’ off famous photos of nude supermodels like it’s time to make the donuts. What a horrible existence. Anyway, check out his latest pics for some 200+ page coffee table book of naked models after the jump.
The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is available Tuesday, February 15th. The hype surrounding the mag’s release is reaching a fever pitch as everyone from last year’s cover model to Maroon 5′s Adam Levine has thrown out guesses as to which model will be in, and more importantly, ON the issue. Dan Patrick will announce this year’s models during the selection show airing tomorrow night (2/10) on DirecTV’s The 101 Network while David Letterman will announce the cover model on Valentine’s Day (Monday night). Even The Bachelor’s getting involved with Monday’s episode focusing on a photo shoot they did for the issue. Had enough? Well, get ready for more, as we take a look at the Twitpics of last year’s models in all their candid cuteness.