Roy Stuart (photographer)

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Roy Stuart (born October 25, 1942, in New York City[1]) is an American photographer and film director[2][3][4][5] who lives in Paris.[6] His photographs blend glamour photography and contemporary art[3] with an emphasis on female models[4] and BDSM aesthetics. His photography books have been published by Taschen, the first three volumes of which sold 250,000 copies.[2][3] He has directed the movies Giulia and The Lost Door.[4]

Life and work[edit]

Stuart lived in New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s,[7] working as an actor[6] ("his only role of interest was a bit part in “The Godfather Part II,” playing an American soldier back from World War II"),[6] musician and in a colour photo lab.[2] He moved to London where he became a photographer[2] and began taking erotic photographs.[6] He later moved to Paris.[6]

Philippe Garnier, writing in Libération in 2002 said of Stuart's publications by Taschen, "Roy Stuart is quickly becoming a locomotive for this atypical editor."[n 1][2]



  • Tinto Brass Presents Erotic Short Stories: Part 1 - Julia (1999). Directed by Stuart, Francesco Dominedò and Stefano Soli. Produced / sponsored by Tinto Brass and produced by Giuseppe Colombo. 108 min.
  • Julia (II) = Giulia (II) (1999). Directed by Stuart. Written by Stuart and Joseph Simas. Produced by Giuseppe Colombo. 85 min.
  • The Lost Door (2008). Directed by Stuart. Written by Stuart and Rémi Bohrt. Additional music by Gary Lucas.


  1. ^ The original in French is "Roy Stuart est bien vite devenu une locomotive pour cet éditeur atypique"


  1. ^ "« Glympstorys » : le nouvel opus du controversé Roy Stuart aux éditions Sky", Actuphoto. (French) Accessed 29 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Roy Stuart cliches x", Libération. (French) Accessed 29 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Roy Stuart: Roy Stuart est l'un des papes de la photographie érotique et pornographique. Interview.", GQ. (French) Accessed 28 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la représentation du sexe sans jamais oser le demander à Roy Stuart", Arte. (French) Accessed 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ Burt, Eugene C. (2010). Dictionary of Erotic Artists: Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, Graphic Designers, and Illustrators. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. ISBN 9780786448746. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Show me your panties! ", Salon (website). Accessed 11 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Les filles vues par… Roy Stuart", Lui. (French) Accessed 29 July 2014.

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