04/12/2011 11:47 am ET | Updated Jun 12, 2011

Russell James: 'V2'

Every era has its pantheon of female beauty. With "V2," international photographer Russell James anoints the next generation of supermodels. These alluring young goddesses -- Brooklyn Decker, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Emanuela de Paula, Jarah Mariano, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lindsay Ellingson -- pose amid the natural splendor of a tropical setting.

Located in the Pacific Ocean, Necker Island, the private island of Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson served as the setting for the extraordinary photo shoot of Russell James and his team.

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Russell James is currently one of the world's leading fashion photographers. Over the past decade, his images have become synonymous with provocative, unique perspectives of many of the most prominent women of our time in the world of entertainment, fashion and beauty. His work has appeared in various international publications such as Vogue, W, American Photo and Sports Illustrated.

For the first time in Europe, an exclusive selection of Russell James's photographs from the series "V2" are currently on view at Camera Work, Berlin.

Hidden away from the world, we get a glimpse of what must be paradise.

Brooklyn, Necker Island, 2010
Emanuela, Necker Island, 2010
Rosie, Necker Island, 2010
Heidi portrait, Costa Careyes, Mexico, 2005
Faith, Nashville, Tennessee, 2008
Adriana smoking
Russell James "V2" at Camera Work, Berlin
April 2 - May 7, 2011
Courtesy Russell James / Camera Work