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A phantasmagoric mix of bodies, light, sex, and ether reside in Ellen Stagg’s multi-exposed photographs. Stagg embraces the unexpected and opts for a toy Holga camera using film and Polaroid over the manufactured guise of digital. The multiple exposures cause the women's nude bodies to melt into one another as well as their surroundings. The fluid nature of the images--produced through the manipulation of light leaks, finger prints and film type--offers the viewer
a surreal visual that is simultaneously in flux and static. Each piece is presented in a unique steel
frame constructed by metalsmith Sullivan Walsh.
Ellen Stagg began shooting photos at 16 years old, and instantly fell in love with the art form. She
has a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and is currently based in New York. As
a professional photographer, she has worked extensively in advertising and fashion. Stagg has
always been drawn to the erotic. Her muse, model Justine Joli, introduced Stagg to many models
from the adult industry. Too “artsy” for porn magazines and too “adult” for commercial, Stagg’s
stockpile of erotic images found a home on her popular website StaggStreet.com. This outlet has
garnered international exposure, including gallery shows, a documentary series on IFC.com, and
shoots for Penthouse and Playboy.
“Melting Flesh,” Photographs by Ellen Stagg runs May 22 through June 19, 2010, at Fuse
Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY