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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSJock Sturges: Misty Dawn
Hardback, 10 x 11 in. / 168 pgs / 100 duotone. | 10/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9781597110747 | $50.00
Jock Sturges: Fanny
Clth | 10/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783869306940 | $90.00
Portrait of a Muse
Published by Aperture.
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 Misty Dawn: Portrait of a Muse presents iconic images as well as previously unpublished material, mined from Sturges' older contact sheets and newest work.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 Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. His previous Aperture books include Notes, The Last Day of Summer and Radiant Identities.
Hardback, 10 x 11 in. / 168 pgs / 100 duotone.
PUB DATE 10/1/2008
CATALOG: FALL 2008 p. 166
ISBN 9781597110747 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $50.00 CDN $50.00
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Published by Steidl.
Edited with introduction by Walter Keller.
Fanny is an extended portrait of a young girl's transition from child to woman. Made over a period of 23 years, the images are at once beautiful in their detail of light and identity, as well as frankly anthropological in their descriptive effect. A naturist since birth, Fanny's comfort with nudity and her natural self has allowed Sturges to draw an engaging portrait of the evolution of a human being with few social distractions. His access to the girl's and woman's character is direct and fascinating. Long known for his extended portraits of children and adolescents, this book is strong evidence of Sturges' permanent commitment to the people in his work.
PUB DATE 10/31/2014
ISBN 9783869306940 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $90.00 CDN $90.00
STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/31/2014
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