Victoria’s Secret photographer for more than a decade, Russell James’s ANGELS collection of photographs is available online and in the gallery for a limited time only.
Russell James Angels – Victorias Secret’s famous Angels – including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge – have been captured wearing even less than they do on the brand’s sparkly catwalk, for a new book by photographer Russell James.
“Over the past two decades I have had the good fortune to photograph many of the world’s most beautiful women, most of whom I met while working for Victoria’s Secret,” James revealed. “Ever since man began to etch, paint, or sculpt we seem to have been fascinated by the beauty of the human form. Simply shooting a nude photograph is easy. However, accepting the trust of a woman to be at her most vulnerable, and delivering in return a tasteful photograph that she herself can admire is extremely difficult. Women are inarguably the most compelling, complex, and wonderful beings in the universe who will not be defined by any one-dimensional view – especially mine. To the amazing women who have entrusted me to photograph you these past years, I say, ‘thank you.’ It has been, and continues to be, a wonderful privilege.”