Russell James - Biography
Over the past two decades, Australian born photographer, Russell James, has become well known for his photographs of some of the most beautiful and iconic women of our time, shooting emotional portraits of the world’s leading celebrities and supermodels, including Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Adriana Lima, Gisele Bündchen, Alessandra Ambrosio, to name a few. Russell’s diverse photographic achievements range from fashion spreads and celebrity appearing in and on the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, GQ, Sports Illustrated, and American Photo and French Photo, to breakthrough advertising campaigns for global brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Rolex, and Donna Karan International, to exhibiting for brands such as Hermès.
In addition to his studio work, Russell created a fine art movement entitled ‘Nomad Two Worlds,’ a collaborative series inspired by the global consequences of cultural collision informed both by Australia’s ancient past and by an unfolding, present-day political narrative, now including collaborations with Native American, Haitian, and Indonesian communities, and leading Russell to create the Nomad Two Worlds Foundation.
Inspired by the rich natural landscapes and seascapes of his homelands in Western Australia, when Russell isn’t shooting in the studio, he can often be found shooting on the shores of Caribbean beaches, in the outback of Australia, and amongst the ice flows of the Arctic Circle, capturing breathtaking shots of unspoiled nature.