On Sunday, August 7th at 6:00PM, The ShowRoom will host Ellen Stagg, who is one of the most well-known American nude photographers. Her passion for photography began in high school, and during her junior year of college, she signed with her first agent. Though she began working successfully in the world of commercial photography, Stagg soon realized her main passion was in erotic photography. It wasn’t until she met adult actress Justine Joli, in 2005, that she had a true outlet in which to practice and grow her vision within her beloved art form. Her collaboration with Joli was the jumpstart to a lustrous career in erotic photography that would include features in top publications such as Playboy and Penthouse and a Documentary series on IFC
Ellen Stagg has been working with a Lomokino, Lomography’s 35mm manual film camera, making mini silent films with some of her favorite models. The Lomokino takes a regular 35mm roll of film and makes about 140 long panoramic frames instead of 36 photo negatives. She scans in the strips of film and cuts out all 140 frames then puts it thru iMovie to transform the stills into a 30-second long mini film. The clicking sound Stagg adds from the actual sound that the Lomokino makes while she films these movies with the hand crank. These films are reminiscent of the 1970’s Super 8 home movies but more modern with Stagg’s sexy naked models.
Stagg has also shot a 13 minute short, “Scrapbooking” starring Charlotte Stokely and Anthony Sneed. “Boy meets girl, girl loves to Scrapbook.” Dark comedy about the perils of modern dating.
During Stagg’s talk she will demonstrate her Lomokinos and talk about her career and then show “Scrapbooking” with a Q&A after the film. Tickets Available at the door