Jock Sturges: New Work 1996-2000
folio. pp. 112. full-page illustrations, some colour. hardcover cloth. dw. (very good - one leaf (page 101/102) missing, tear to page 100, couple short tears & wear to extremities of dust wrapper, loosely inserted french magazine article titled Oh Lucky Girl with photos by Sturges, Paul Kopeikin Gallery typed letter & advertisement taped down to front endpapers). Berlin: Scalo, .
Signed by Jock Sturges on title-page.
ISBN-10: 3908247365 / ISBN-13: 9783908247364
Building on his first monograph, Jock Sturges presents us with a new body of work that strikes the same chords of beauty and evolution that we find in his earlier images, but with a more intense dramatic and metaphoric intention. His new work often has an almost theatrical effect on the viewer -- seeming to emanate directly from the lives of the artist's models. The settings, the subjects, the sumptuous lighting will all be familiar to longtime admirers of Sturges' ongoing body of work. As his experience as a photographer has deepened and his relationships with his growing subjects spans decades of collaboration, both subjects and photographer have found more to say to each other. The new photographs include diptychs of clothed/nude models, pictures of true mutual trust, as well as never-before seen colour photographs! This large format book takes direct aim at Jock Sturges' long-standing vision as his large format, 8x10 view-camera always demanded the large exhibition prints that were to follow. Thanks to the brilliant combination of computer-driven advances in modern printing techniques and the old-world attention to detail and craftsmanship, this book sets a new standard for the reproduction of artworks.