I am not so fine with the privacy of all of his subjects that he owns and exploits. This is especially true of innocent subjects, who may not yet fully realize the degree of appropriation of their identities and lives which photographic reproduction may entail. As Lawrence Stanley observed, "So-called child pornography-which tends to be loosely defined-is another expanding category of constitutionally unprotected speech. Your point about the possible therapeutic values of artistic exploration is well-taken. Not according to Peter Galassi, Museum of Modern Art photography curator, who describes Sturges's work as "a serious artistic endeavor.
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Jock is absolutely right: what you think about his images says more about you than it does about him. Reach your own conclusion. What is seen as some as perfectly normal in Europe is a crime here that can get people put in prison for decades. He felt obligated to do so, he told me, under California's "very specific reporting laws, which [proscribe] photos of children under 14 either engaged in sex acts or graphic displays of genitalia. Sturges able to discuss context in light of books and shows but not in light of the internet? Though I could go on all day about the whys, this was obviously beyond the scope of this particular article 3, words is way too much already!
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The figures are also an index of the vast resources thrown at this "problem" by the Justice Department. He's spent the better part of his adult life primarily photographing them, as if nothing else mattered. Which is what obviates this matter for Picasso, for instance, whilst Sturges must deal with it in every instance. Of course--in a wholly discrete, philosophical sense--nudity isn't pornography, but nudity is neveer neutral. That said, I don't think Nabakov had any particular moral message to impart, but was just describing with quite witty and elaborate syntax, various odd and colorful scenes including Humbert and Lol's love : Vlad's all surface, baybe. But Think about it: Americans are very prudish when it comes to nudity.
Jock Sturges is an American Citizen, who has spent a considerable amount of time residing and working in France notably his work shot in Montalivet. What are you hoping to accomplish? Like Heinecken, I had been a Marine Corps officer. The work of Sturges is real art, and not only because he understands the light. Lasciviousness is determined by highly subjective "tests" of whether there is a focus on the genitals, whether the setting and circumstances are sexual, and the like. I leave with regret because I love writing about photography…So it goes.
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