“For the past 20 years, I’ve had the good fortune to shoot the most beautiful women in the world, many of whom I met through my association with Victoria’s Secret. To the woman who appear here, and all those I’ve shot these many years, I want to say thank you for the privilege and, most importantly, your trust. I am humbled and deeply grateful“, stated Russell James.
Russell James’s photographs of the female form have become iconic representations of beauty and sensuality that are unparalleled in popular culture. The list of his subjects includes many of the world’s most beautiful woman, such as headline names Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, Rihanna, and Alessandra Ambrosio, to name a few. This ample volume offers an unprecedented and personal view into James’s most intimate portrait sittings. Of the highest taste, James’s photographs always capture the individual and beguiling qualities of each of these breathtaking women, many of whom he met during his fifteen years of photographing for Victoria’s Secret. Through his personal approach, James makes the connection between playfulness and sensuality, while his innovative compositions and technically perfect photography maintain the highest artistic outcome. Readers will be taken on a voyeuristic journey into a world of subtle provocation.