In 2014 I had the extraordinary opportunity to explore Turkey. I discovered a country so spectacular and well outside my preconceived notions. This short contemporary film demonstrates ‘the feel’ i developed for this beautiful country.
Nomad Two Worlds is about collaboration with indigenous cultures around the world. In 2012, I was offered access to the lands and people of ‘the Seminole tribe of Florida’. The history and modern day evolution of the Tribe left me in awe.
My art project ‘Nomad Two Worlds’ is inspired and informed by indigenous communities around the world and finding positive pathways forward through the arts. In 2009, the Australian Prime Minister issued a love and unstrained apology to the aboriginal people of Australia for historical atrocities committed against them. I collaborated with aboriginal and non-indigenous people to create this piece recognition of this very important moment.
In 2013, I traveled with Richard Branson to an astonishing fortress in Haiti called Citadelle Laferrière. I was so inspired by the history of their slave revolution and achievement of freedom. I collaborated with the Haitian Governor, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and narrator Forest Whitaker, to make this short documentary.
Rihanna by Russell James for Esquire's 2011 Sexiest Woman Alive. Ful shoot can be found here: https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/g1608/rihanna-photos-1111/
Erin Heatherton for the Global Poverty Project. Film by Russell James.
Lily Aldridge in Victoria's Secret Bridal. Film by Russell James
Adriana Lima for Donna Karan's spring 2012 line. Film by Russell James.
Raw Spirit Fragrances film featuring Behati Prinsloo by Russell Jame
Adriana Lima for Donna Karan's spring line. Film by Russell James
Victorias Secret 'Cotton' 2011 line. Film featuring Lais Ribeiro by Russell James.
Proactiv 2014 campaign featuring Lily Aldridge. Film by Russell James
Adriana Lima’s official 2010 comeback video by Russell James
In 2010 while shooting for Victoria’s Secret on Necker Island, the crew and I discussed the incredible impact George Michael and 'Freedom 90' had made on our industry. We made this tribute video and sent it to George. We hope he realized he was still influencing a new generation two decades later. Featuring Candice Swanepoel, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Brooklyn Decker, Marisa Miller and more.
Victorias Secret 'Cotton' 2011 line. Film featuring Miranda Kerr by Russell James
Art film for Nomad Two Worlds Foundation, July 2011.
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