Helena Christensen's Peru

Jan 30, 2014, 5:24 PM EST
Supermodel is showing off her skills on the other side of the lens.
(Copyright Helena Christensen/Courtesy The Luxury Collection)
Known mostly for her poses in front of the camera, supermodel Helena Christensen is showing off her skills on the other side of the lens in an exhibition opening at the Bleecker Street Art Club on January 30.
 
"Visual Journey: Peru" by Christensen features landscape and portrait photography from a recent trip the Danish-born beauty took with her mother’s native Peru. The exhibition is presented by The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, which has named Christensen its latest Global Explorer, a role that celebrates the vibrancy of the world’s most enchanting travel destinations through the eyes of the world’s foremost innovators. The prints will be available for purchase from January 30 through February 15, and proceeds will benefit Oxfam International, where Christensen also serves as a Global Ambassador.
 
It’s not Christensen’s first photography show, as the New York-based multi-hyphenate previously documented dramatic effects of climate change in “Glacial Meltdown”, an exhibit of her work at the United Nations in New York in 2009.
 
Discovered after winning the title of Miss Denmark in 1986, the 44-year-old former Victoria's Secret Angel has also served as creative director for Nylon magazine, designed clothing, and supported funding for breast cancer organizations and other charities. Most recently in 2012, she created a lingerie collection for UK-based lingerie brand Triumph.
 
-- Michelle Tay