Gisele Leaning on Daybed by Russell James
Russell James is defined by his fine-art photography series and his works have been exhibited in leading galleries around the world. His limited editions are highly sought after by many of the world’s most prominent collectors.
Over the past two decades, Australian born photographer Russell James’ images have become synonymous with provocative, unique perspectives of many of the most prominent people of our time in the worlds of entertainment, fashion and beauty. His works have appeared in leading publications such as Vogue, W, American Photo and French Photo, Marie Claire, GQ, and Sports Illustrated, a vast array of international journals, and ten fine art books and five solo books by world leading art book publisher teNeues Publications. In August 2007, the Artist Russell Jameswas awarded the Hasselblad Masters Award, and in 2009 Russell 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.
Russell’s diverse photographic achievements range from exhibiting for brands such as Hermèsin association with Guggenheim, to breakthrough advertising campaigns for global brands such as Rolex, Donna Karan International, Victoria’s Secret, Evian and Revlon, to emotional portraits of many of the world’s leading celebrities, musicians and supermodels, including Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry, Gisele Bündchen, Faith Hill, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, and some sixty more. He has been the subject of solo photographic exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Knokke (Belgium), Aspen, and Sydney.
Artist Russell James is also renowned for his fine art project entitled Nomad Two Worlds, a series inspired by the global consequences of cultural collision. Nomad Two Worlds is informed both by Australia’s ancient past and by an unfolding, present-day political narrative and, after expanding to include other countries and cultures (including Native American and Haitian collaborations), has become a global example of cultural collaboration and reconciliation in action.
Photography by Russell James is available for sale at Guy Hepner.