- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Scalo Publishers (October 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3908247357
- ISBN-13: 978-3908247357
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.7 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,430,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jock Sturges Paperback – October 15, 2000
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I find that I can go back to Mr. Sturges's books again and again with pleasure and for profit. I look at people differently since meeting the books - with greater pleasure and discernment. Having Mr. Sturges's work in my home makes my house feel more like home. Enough said.
Mr. Sturges's monographs include Jock Sturges (Scalo), Jock Sturges: New Work 1996 - 2000 (Scalo), The Last Day of Summer (Aperture), Radiant Identities (Aperture), Notes (Aperture), and Evolution of Grace (Gakken). The Gakken book is printed too darkly (at least the copy I have is) but I'm grateful to the book, nevertheless, for the images it shares. Those wishing to catch a glimpse of Mr. Sturges's Irish work could look for an April 2001 copy of B&W: Black & White Magazine.
Addendum, December, 2012
Does a flipped perspective help?
Nakedness isn't inherently salacious. Naturist communities aren't places of unnaturally inflamed, sexual desire. The perception of nakedness as salacious (or the perception of nakedness as of no moment) is culturally instilled. A cringe reaction when looking at a Jock Sturges photograph isn't an authentication of the truth of one's perceptions. It may be a suggestion that one is a fairly typical American.
Imagine a visitor from Saudi Arabia on a downtown street in the U.S.A. The visitor notices women in pants and slacks and jeans and women with their heads uncovered. The visitor might very well experience gut level revulsion at American licentiousness - a cringe reaction every bit as equal to that of one considering a Jock Sturges photograph - but when a bystander is asked why the women are so dressed, the visitor might be told, "Well, maybe she's scrubbing the floor today," or "That's how a woman might dress to go out with her boyfriend," or "She probably works in an office." An American in Montalivet might have a similar experience. When asked why the community is remarkably short on clothing, a bystander might respond, "Well, it's summer."
I'm one who would find myself writing: "The good is always touch but not hold. But in a shared experience, even as the gold slips between our fingers, we can turn to the person sitting next to us and read, "Yes, I saw it too." The apparent transience of a person's value in the face of time. This is what draws me to Jock Sturges photographs. A Jock Sturges photograph captures a person for a moment so that the person can be cherished and remembered. Two photographs of the same person taken at different times can be haunting and profoundly wise.
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