KNOKKE.- Australian born, Russell James is currently renowned as one of the world's leading fashion, beauty and celebrity photographers.
Over the past decade his images have been prominent in world leading publications including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, W, Photo, GQ, Sports Illustrated and a host of other significant journals.
Russell's diverse achievements range from exhibiting for the likes of Hermes in association with Guggenheim to breakthrough advertising campaigns for clients such as Rolex and Victoria's Secret to emotional portraits on many of the world's leading celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Sigourney Weaver, Faith Hill and some sixty others.
Originally inspired by the rich natural locations and the extraordinary light of Western Australia, Russell further developed his aspirational and emotional style in the cutting edge photography markets of London, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and Milan from 1987 to 1996.
Debuting as a commercial director in 1997, his unique print style translated seamlessly to motion film and television commercials. While photography remains his primary focus Russell is frequently engaged as director and photographer for multi-media projects.
Known for his love of natural landscapes and dramatic architecture, Russell is often found shooting in locations ranging from the shores of the world?s most amazing beaches in the Caribbean, the outback mountains of Australia, the ice flows of the Arctic Circle and in the more civilized realm of designer homes and studios in the world?s major cities of New York, LA, London and Paris.
In January 2009 Russell launched his collaborative art project, "Nomad Two Worlds", in New York. Hosted by Hugh Jackman, Deborah Lee Furness, Baz Lurhmann and the Australian Government. Nomad Two Wolds, images and book launched at Donna Karan's Gallery and is now available throughout the world.
Russell now makes his base in Perth, Western Australia, and works throughout the USA and Europe on regular assignments.