Ellen Stagg

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Ellen Stagg
Ellen Stagg, August 2007
Born Ellen Stagg
(1978-01-31) January 31, 1978 (age 39)
Easton, Connecticut, United States
Nationality American
Education School of Visual Arts

Ellen Stagg (born January 31, 1978) is an American photographer specializing in fashion, celebrity, advertising, and erotic.

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in Easton, Connecticut, Stagg moved to New York City in 1996. She attended the School of Visual Arts (SVA) where she received a BFA in Photography.[citation needed]


Stagg signed with her first agent during her junior year at SVA. After five years Stagg moved on and had her first major ad campaign with Nixon watches within a year.

Stagg has shot for magazines such as Teen Vogue, Life, Vibe, i-D, Flaunt, and The Fader. Her celebrity portfolio includes Scarlett Johansson, Fallout Boy, Tony Hawk, Moby, and Tenacious D.

Stagg Street blog[edit]

Since the age of 16, Stagg had a particular interest and fascination with erotic art. It was not until 2005, however, that she began a focused and concentrated pursuit of erotic photography. Upon meeting erotic model and girl-on-girl porn star Justine Joli, Stagg started exploring erotic photography. She began shooting well-known porn, fetish and glamor models. The images were too artsy for porn magazines, and too porn-like for so called "erotic" publications and websites. With no exhibition outlet for her images, she started The Stagg Street blog.

IFC documentary[edit]

In 2008, the Independent Film Channel released a webisode documentary[1] covering Stagg's erotic work.

Of The Stagg Party, Maria Russo wrote in LA Times:[2]

"With its rampant female nudity and nonjudgmental adult industry theme, the voyeuristic Web hordes will love it. But the show's soft-touch intelligence and compelling characters give it depth."

Stagg continues to do commercial work in advertising, fashion and celebrity photography while expanding the reach of Stagg Street. Due to the word-of-mouth popularity and growth of staggstreet.com, the site is eventually going to be converted to a pay site, with photo books, gallery shows and a documentary slated for development.

Exhibition history[edit]

  • Asbury Lanes Curated Show & was in Group Show, 'The Modern Pin Up', Asbury Park, NJ 2012
  • Lux & Eros Group Show, 'Map of Tasmania', Venice, CA 2012
  • Parlor Gallery Group Show, 'Erotic & Ladies', Asbury Park 2012
  • Parlor Gallery Group Show, 'Fun is the Law', Asbury Park, NJ 2012
  • Sexy Art Gallery Group Show, 'Porn Saints', Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011
  • Parlor Gallery Group Show, 'Down & Dirty', Asbury Park, NJ 2011
  • Shag Solo Show, 'Flip, Flirt and Feel', Brooklyn, NY 2011
  • Mighty Tanaka, Group Show "Cimmerian Shade", New York City 2010[3]
  • Nixon Art Mosh, Group Show New York City, 2010[4]
  • Fuse Gallery, Solo Show 'Melting Flesh', New York City 2010[5]
  • Das Museum, Porn Saints Group Show, Zurich, 2010[6]
  • Parlor Gallery Group Show, 'Shameless', Asbury Park, NJ 2010[7]
  • Bird House Gallery, Porn Saints Group Show, Austin, TX 2010[8]
  • Nixon Art Mosh, Group Show, New York City, 2009[9]
  • Mishka Store, Calendar Release Party w/ Solo Show, 2009[10]
  • Parlor Gallery Group Show, 'Petite Mort', Asbury Park, NJ 2009[11]
  • Center of Sex and Culture Gallery 2008[12]
  • Femina Potens Gallery Group Show 'I Touch Myself', 2008[13]
  • Fuse Gallery Group Show 'Revelation', 2007[14]
  • Sensei Gallery Collaborative Project "Practical Stagg", 2007
  • Frank151 Chop Shop Group Show, 2006
  • Vice Magazine Traveling Group Show on Hockey, 2005
  • Art Directors Club Young Guns 3, 2001
  • SVA Mentors Program and Show, 2000
  • SVA Wooster Gallery Group Show, 1999
  • SVA West Side Gallery Show, 1998

Print and TV[edit]

  • Karmaloop TV 'Behind the lens', 2011-now
  • Mishka calendar 2013
  • Playboy badass 2010 & 2011
  • Mishka Calendars 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Playboy TV "Badass", 2010
  • Date these New Yorkers[15]
  • Film "Nights and Weekends", 2008
  • Sex Television Episode June 7, 2008
  • Film "Alexander the Last", 2008
  • Johnnie Walker Blue's 35 under 35 Most influential New Yorkers, 2007
  • Fader Magazine Photographers Issues, 2003 and 2004

Personal life[edit]

Stagg resides in Brooklyn.[citation needed]

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