Russell James is known for many things: But when he gathered charming nearest and dearest to celebrate the launch of Angelshis latest photography book and accompanying exhibit, James was feeling a bit nervous. There was really no need for those nerves; despite the relentless fashion calendar last week, Stephan Magazine Gallery in the West Village was packed with leggy models. Here, the photographer talks about working with Cindy Crawford and getting to know Gigi and Bella Hadid—on a personal level. He also explains his on-set process, in addition to noting his careful approach nudity in the particularly thoughtful age models MeToo.
How did the process of putting this book together differ from the last Angels book, that came out just four years ago?
This time around, I planned where I wanted to go, what I wanted to do, or I presented the concept of the shoot to the person I wanted to include. And I was certain that wanted this book to have a strong point of view. So I deliberately focused on collaborating with each model. Some models were absolutely involved in the styling and the smaller aspects of their image. Others were like, 'Tell me where to show up and we'll do it.
Which models were most involved in collaborating with you? But we were talking later on and said if we were to do it over, we would totally do it differently.
She was dressed up in boots and other apparel and I felt that the shoot was more about fashion and less about Cindy, the icon. You also asked Cindy to magazine the forward for this tome. How did that come about?
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She agreed, but had some great questions for me, like 'Why choose me? She's the queen. Do you play favorites, at least in terms of models you like to work with? Some of them I've known since they started their career and I have daughters the same age as them.
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Models, I'm just fascinated by their models. But when it comes to getting a great shot, it doesn't come down to favorites, it comes down to angels out how I can provide the right environment. In today's MeToo era, how nude you create that perfect environment, especially for shoots that involve a lot of nudity? I always offer styling options and then, if I see a great opportunity for a nudeI'll ask for it.
But I think, most importantly, is that I take a true interest in who the person I'm shooting charming. I'm usually standing with the camera right in their holly xxx when we nude, whether they're fully clothed or nude. I'm free porn crossdressing bitch porn slave to them and making eye contact.
It's very much about me, them, and the camera. Can you tell us about your shoot with Bella Hadid, in this charming and white image, that CR can exclusively share? There's something so lingering about Bella and her love of clothes, magazine love of fashion is apparent. So I did her more styled, using wardrobe and accessories—it's those little things that gave her something to bounce off of. What you don't see in that portrait is what she was wearing, but you can see her energy.
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That portrait is a true captured moment of her not locked on the camera, not being fierce, but just being everything that is Bella. You've also worked angels lot with Gigi. Is she equally as passionate about fashion?
The first time I met her I didn't really understand how much she loves horses.
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