Angels (2018) by Russell James
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.
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 opens during New York Fashion Week in September 2018. Select images from ANGELS (2018) are in consideration for release as Limited Edition Collectors’ Prints and are previewed herein.
ABOUT RUSSELL JAMES
Russell James was born in Australia and currently lives in Woodstock, New York. His photographs of the female form have become iconic representations of contemporary beauty, unparalleled in popular culture. His subjects include top models such as Kendall Jenner, Cindy Crawford, Elaine Irwin, Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, Bella Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio, to name a few. His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, W, American Photo and French Photo, Marie Claire, GQ, Sports Illustrated, and a vast array of international art and photography journals, as well as fine-art books. In August 2007, James received the acclaimed Hasselblad Masters Award, and in 2009 he joined the prestigious ranks of Irving Penn and Helmut Newton as a resident artist of CAMERA WORK, the world’s leading gallery for contemporary photography and vintage master works, based in Berlin, Germany. James’s fine-art series have been exhibited in Tokyo, Berlin, Stockholm, Sydney, Aspen, Los Angeles, and New York. There are currently eight coffee table books published throughout the world that feature his solo works.