Angels (2018) is James’s highly-anticipated limited edition photographic series of new images dedicated to his most renowned genre: the nude.
Over four years, James invited 35 of the world’s most recognizable super-models and influencers to collaborate with him in creating a unique series that expresses their individual femininity. He has captured the compelling and beguiling qualities possessed by each of these women that culminates in the ultimate collection of photographs dedicated to the modern female form.
Angels (2018) features strikingly beautiful, intimate, and often provocative nude photographs. James takes great pride in the trust and his collaborative approach granted to him by the women who inspired him to create such a sensitive series.
A 432-page extra-large Collector’s Edition book, also entitled Angels, is being released simultaneously to celebrate this extraordinary release.
Angels Collector’s Edition and Art Edition books are strictly limited to signed and numbered volumes. This extra-large book, produced in the USA, features striking, intimate and provocative photographs. Renowned for his art of the nude, this collection celebrates the world’s most alluring art subject: the female form.
Through his personalized approach to the creative process, James enables his subjects to reveal their natural beauty on a range that includes playful femininity, exceptional confidence, and an ebullience that radiates throughout his imagery.
“It is in this environment of trust, as opposed to sexuality, where the images become the most powerfully intimate and sensual.” —Russell James
Angels, while undeniably provocative, is also inherently a celebration of female beauty, strength, and individuality. The Angels preview exhibition opened during New York Fashion Week in September 2018.