Picture 1: Jennifer, County Galway, Ireland, 1999, 60 x 40 cm
Picture 2: Christina, Misty Dawn & Alisa, Northern California, 1994, 40 x 60 cm
Picture 3: Montalivet, France, 2001, 60 x 40 cm
Picture 4: Jock Sturges by Jock MacDonald
Jock Sturges is a fine art photographer living in Seattle, Washington in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Best known for his nudes and extended portraits of families in Northern California counter-culture communities, Ireland and on French naturist beaches, his large format images borrow significantly from classical periods in both photography and nineteenth and early twentieth century painting. Represented by 26 galleries in ten countries, Mr. Sturges’ work is also to be found in the collection of many of the world’s museums including The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art in Germany. His published works include “Jock Sturges” Scalo, Zurich, 1996, published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt and another Scalo monograph entitled “Jock Sturges – New Work 1996 – 2000” Published in October, 2000. Other titles to his name include: “The Last Day of Summer”, Aperture, NY, 1992, “Radiant Identities”, Aperture, NY 1994, “Notes” Aperture, NY, 2005, “25 Years” with the Paul Cava Gallery, Phildelphia and “Evolutions of Grace” GAKKEN, Tokyo, 1994. His most recent books are a large color monograph entitled “LIFE ~ TIME” with Steidl Verlag in Germany, and a new black and white Aperture monograph, “Misty Dawn, Portrait of a Muse” based on 26 years of work with one of his best known California models, Misty Dawn. He is currently working on an outsize monograph (70 cm’s square!) with Alexander Schulz of Galerie Vevais in Germany. Publication will be Spring, 2012.
Most recently Mr. Sturges has begun working in the world of high fashion with publications such as L’Uomo Vogue, Japan Vogue, Russian Vogue, French Vogue Rebel, POP, Arena Homme Plus, Paradis, Italian Marie Claire, etc. The fashion work is accomplished both with the same large format materials with which his fine art work is produced as well as the latest digital technologies.
Mr. Sturges travels to photograph, lecture and teach throughout the world but is reliably to be found working on the beaches of France almost any late summer afternoon.
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