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Jock Sturges
1947 -
Nationality: American
Category: Photographer
Subcategory: American Photographer

Any artist that's involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do.


Virtually always I get my best pictures when everybody thinks the shoot's done.


We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off.


The truth is that from birth on we are, to one extent or another, a fairly sensual species.


There isn't a person alive who doesn't like being caressed.


I found myself serving a sentence of public denial from the very second the raid on my apartment happened.


That dichotomy between the public consumption of the work and my intent and practice in making it is an uneasy one for me, on occasion.


The world is shrinking as we see more and more of it in the media, and the more we see of the world, the smaller we are, the more aware we are of how insignificant any one of us is.


I became good at defending myself, but as far as I was concerned, that was a transient skill.


I don't photograph any two people who are remotely the same.


I will always admit immediately to what's obvious, which is that Homo sapiens is inherently erotic or inherently sensual from birth.


What I'm good at is making art.


A virulent, aggressive minority has decided that Americans don't know themselves what it is they should see, and need to be protected by people who are wiser than they are, even if they are only a tiny sliver of the population.


It's really, really hard to make it as a fine-art photographer exclusively.


The kids really enjoy what they do. I check with them constantly to make sure that they're really happy to be there.


I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete, I suppose. But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon, not even now.


I'm an artist that's attracted to a specific way of seeing and a way of being.


No two people take on the information of being admirable and being admired in the same way.


They were without clothes before I got there, and they were without clothes when I left.


But the truth is that Homo sapiens is a sensual species. I think all species are, to one degree or another.


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