Jock Sturges Quotes

47 Jock Sturges quotes:

"As soon as you forbid something, you make it extraordinarily appealing. You also bring shame in as a phenomenon."
"But empirically I've come to understand that my photographs really don't do any harm."
"If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors of every museum in the country as expert testimony that my work is legitimate art."
"In fact, I don't believe I'm guilty of any crimes, but I've always been drawn to and fascinated by physical, sexual and psychological change, and there's an erotic aspect to that."
"The truth is that from birth on we are, to one extent or another, a fairly sensual species."
"What I'm good at is making art."
"What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires on children lose sight of to a terrible, terrible degree - a devastating degree - is that their victims are real people who will suffer forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them."
"Before, I'd photograph anything. I didn't think there was anything more or less obscene about any part of the body."
"I didn't think there was anything more or less obscene about any part of the body. Now, I recognize that there are certain postures and angles that make people see red, which are evidence of original sin or something, and I avoid that."
"I just yesterday returned from a trip where I photographed a woman with two children whom I photographed first when she was the age of the older of the two children."
"It's no small irony that the government inevitably and invariably ends up promoting precisely that which they would most like to repress."
"The transactions between me and the people that I photograph are very, very collaborative."
"I know the families that I photograph extremely well, and I've known them for a very long time."
"I'd rather get back to making art than talk about it."
"I'm an artist that's attracted to a specific way of seeing and a way of being."
"There's no particular evidence that any of the lower mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all. But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will."
"But the truth is that Homo sapiens is a sensual species. I think all species are, to one degree or another."
"I don't photograph any two people who are remotely the same."
"Any artist that's involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do."
"Different members of different cultures will think that some things are beautiful."

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