For about two decades, Russell James conducted intimate portrait sessions with the most beautiful supermodels on the planet, and as a result published several photobooks, including “Angels”. Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Sarah Sampaio, Marlo Horst, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kendall Jenner, Cindy Crawford are just a small list of the heroines of his publication.
“Over the past two decades, I’ve been lucky enough to photograph many of the most beautiful women in the world, most of whom I met while working at Victoria’s Secret,” says James. “We humans seem to be fascinated by the beauty of the human form since we learned to engrave, draw or sculpt. Just taking nude photos is easy. However, it is extremely difficult to inspire the confidence of a woman who, being in the most vulnerable position, will give in return a tasteful photograph, which she herself can admire, extremely difficult. Women are undoubtedly the most irresistible, complex and amazing beings in the universe, they cannot be defined by any one-dimensional view – especially mine. Surprising women who have entrusted me to photograph myself in recent years, I say, “Thank you.” It was and remains a wonderful privilege.”