The Victoria’s Secret Angels have had a specific photographer shooting the vast majority of their campaigns for the last 15 years. His name is Russell James, and he’s finally putting his access to its greatest possible use with Angels, a photography book that features many of the most famous of the Victoria’s Secret Angels without any Victoria’s Secret, or any clothing at all for that matter.
Angels is 304 pages of black and white nude photos taken by James of models like Gisele Bundchen, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima, Rihanna, and more. If that isn’t enough for you to put Angels on your “for-me” Christmas shopping list, here’s a statement of artistic purpose from James:
“Simply shooting a nude photograph is easy, however, accepting the trust of a woman to be at her most vulnerable, and delivering in return a tasteful photograph that she herself can admire is extremely hard.”
Clearly, Angels is a 100% classy enterprise that you can display on your coffee table without any embarrassment whatsoever. The book doesn’t come out until October 15th, but pre-orders are being accepted here to the tune of $199. Too rich for your blood? You can take a look at some photos from the book courtesy of Russell James himself in the gallery below.