Untitled Selfie #35
More Dirty Girls Having Fun
While photography has become ever more promiscuous in its first century of existence, the aesthetic and social handling of the human body has again become very stuffy for quite some time. The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s also had its drawbacks, behind the promise of free love, it concealed new constraints in the form of ideology and commerce. Nevertheless, there was a general sigh of relief and a certain consensus that sex itself was not bad per se.
This perception seems to have vanished into thin air. In current debates, a factual distinction is no longer made between nudity, sexual images and pornographic content. The fact that a photo of a topless female is enough to block a Facebook account can no longer be justified as a sensible measure of protection for minors. Adolescents grow up with a grotesque double reality of life: they are unexpectedly confronted with hardcore porn as if it were a sexual norm, while at the same time it is suggested that a naked female body has no place in the public eye. By failing to regulate the often unreasonable, purely profit-minded conduct of online platforms, one is again turning human sexuality into the enemy. Conservatism, which is gaining footprint worldwide, will inevitably invoke an intolerant society in which various forms of sexuality will again be stigmatized or even criminalized.
It is therefore all the more important that photographers such as Ellen Stagg apply an open and creative approach to provide a non-defamatory setting with impartial shots of sexually charged naked bodies. An encounter with the erotic actress Justine Joli in the year 2005 allowed the successful advertising and fashion photographer Stagg to discover her true passion. Her unmistakable erotic visual imagery has been published in popular magazines such as Playboy or Penthouse and has since earned her countless fans around the world. She is one of the most well-known American erotic photographers and is currently the best detector for promiscuous sexuality.
Stagg’s images portray self-confident females who remain uninhibited and uncompromised in front of the camera. Her style remains linked to the traditional American erotic photography, the symbol of promiscuity and freedom, as vividly desired by all of us. There are no taboos in this alluringly daring collection. Open-minded, arousing and at the same time liberating.
Photographer: Ellen Stagg
Size: 14,5 x 21,5 cm · 5½” x 8½”
Photos: over 300
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