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 a show on Playboy TV.