Roy Stuart is an American photographer and film director who lives in Paris. His photographs blend glamour photography and contemporary art with an emphasis on female models and BDSM aesthetics. His photography books have been published by Taschen, the first three volumes of which sold 250,000 copies. He has directed the movies Giulia and The Lost Door.
Life and work
Stuart lived in New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s, working as an actor (“his only role of interest was a bit part in The Godfather Part II, playing an American soldier back from World War II”), musician and in a colour photo lab. He moved to London where he became a photographer and began taking erotic photographs. He later moved to Paris.
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.”
Roy Stuart, vol. 1 Cologne: Taschen, 1998. ISBN 3-8228-2912-9.
Roy Stuart, vol. 2 Cologne: Taschen, 1999. ISBN 3-8228-2929-3.
Roy Stuart, vol. 3 Cologne: Taschen, 2000. ISBN 3-8228-3584-6.
30 Postcards Postcard Book Series. Cologne: Taschen, 2000. ISBN 9783822860847.
Roy Stuart: The Fourth Body Cologne: Taschen, 2004. ISBN 3-8228-2557-3.
Roy Stuart, vol. 5 Cologne: Taschen, 2007. ISBN 978-3-8228-4501-1.
Leg show work, 1995–2001 Cologne: Taschen, 2009. ISBN 9783822839348.
Glympstorys Skylight; Mul, 2014. ISBN 9783037666517. Includes Julia on DVD.
Lovers and Madmen Skylight; Mul, 2016. ISBN 978-3-03766-664-7.
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.