One of the world’s leading photographers and creator of NOMAD TWO WORLDS, James hails from Western Australia. Strongly idiosyncratic, his work is heavily influenced by his homeland’s open landscapes and extraordinary light. Dream like images combine the natural elements of air, sun, earth and water.
His name is synonymous with provocative, unique perspectives of many of the most prominent women of our time in the worlds of entertainment, fashion and beauty. Russell James’ images have been featured across a broad platform, ranging from art projects that have been exhibited at the world’s leading photographic art gallery Camera Work in Berlin in 2009 for the likes of Hermés in association with Guggenheim, to leading global fashion and photography journals such as Vogue, W, American Photo and a host of art books.
In January 2009 James’ retrospective art book entitled ‘Russell James’ was launched simultaneously in over seventy countries. James is highly renowned for NOMAD TWO WORLDS, which has been some eight years in development before reaching its current level of global exhibition. Originally focused on preservation of the world’s oldest surviving culture, that of the Australian Aborigines, James intends for NOMAD TWO WORLDS to serve as a global model that other cultures in conflict may be inspired by. NOMAD TWO WORLDS is informed both by Australia’s ancient past and by an unfolding, present-day political narrative – the apology issued by the Australian Parliament and Prime Minister to its Indigenous population. James, recently formally appointed as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, presently resides in New York City.