March 26 2013

James Houston Has His Eye on the Environment

New York

Caitriona Balfe working with the elements.

John Keats once said that, "the poetry of the earth is never dead.” Photographer James Houston would like to keep it that way. After the incredible success of his Move Book which raised over half a million dollars for AIDS research, Houston has turned his lens to the environment with his multimedia project, Natural Beauty. "I want to bring a bit of sexy back to environmental awareness," he described in the first web-isode showcasing the making-of the environmentally styled, supermodel/celebrity-filled photography book. Participants include Adrian Grenier, Emma Watson, Christy Turlington, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, and Anja Rubik. Created in partnership with The Standard, High Line's neighbor MILK and Mother Nature's god-children Global Green USA, Houston's series of nature-filled portraits have no trouble finding any of the earth's poetry. "The environment is a gift we can't afford to take for granted," Houston states. "We all need to do our part to protect it."

You can start by watching the pretty models get their picture taken below. Then Pre-order the book at

Check out the Houston Youtube Page for more episodes here Milk Studios is holding an exhibition of the portraits next month.