- Jock Sturges (born 1947) is an American photographer, best known for his
images of adolescents. His work, often taken on the nude beaches of California
and France, has been the subject of controversy.
- (gallery) a room or series of rooms where works of art are
- (gallery) veranda: a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly
- (gallery) spectators at a golf or tennis match
- A room or building for the display or sale of works of art
- A collection of pictures
- A balcony, esp. a platform or upper floor, projecting from the back or
sidewall inside a church or hall, providing space for an audience or
sturges galleries - Misty Dawn:
Misty Dawn: Portrait of a Muse
Over the course of his career, Jock Sturges'
long-term engagement with his subjects has been a cornerstone of his work. Misty
Dawn, one of his primary and most popular muses, is one such subject; he has
photographed her for 25 of her 28 years. Lithe, beautiful, classically
proportioned, she is the personification of Sturges' philosophy of being at home
in one's body.
This volume follows her growth from a shy, tomboyish child to
a gorgeous, confident young woman. Taken as a whole, this series of images
presents a unique, fully realized portrait of a blossoming individual and
explores a rare and beautiful relationship between photographer and subject.
Misty Dawn: Portrait of a Muse presents iconic images as well as previously
unpublished material, mined from Sturges' older contact sheets and newest work.
Jock Sturges, born in New York in 1947, received a B.A. in perceptual
psychology and photography from Marlboro College in Vermont in 1974 and an
M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. He has exhibited
internationally, and his photographs are in the collections of The Museum of
Modern Art, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque
Nationale, Paris. His previous Aperture books include Notes, The Last Day of
Summer and Radiant Identities.
Wonderfully honest new novel I'm reading by a
young author; she signed my copy at BookPeople (although I missed the
booksigning; my daughter, who works at Bookpeople, tells me the author was
delightful). It tells the story of young girls who were the subject of many
famous (some would say infamous) nude photos of an artistic nature by a
photographer like Jock Sturges or Sally Mann. The author, as a child, posed as a
figurative model for Jock Sturges.
I'm in love ....
"Notes" "Last but never least, I thank my wife,
Maia, whom I love beyond all reason. I owe her all that I am and do." - Jock
jock sturges galleries
At Twelve is a composite portrait that is both
universal and intimately personal. As Ann Beattie writes in her perceptive
introduction, "These girls still exist in an innocent world in which a pose is
only a pose--what adults make of that pose may be the issue." Sally Mann's work
is in the collections of major museums across the country. "Haunting
black-and-white studies of children, shown here as surprisingly sensual and
often distant beings, the magical keepers of some obscure and vaguely