Eva, Le Porge, France, the engaging and unforgettable image from the cover of Jock Sturges: Notes, is exemplary of the remarkable work his audience has come to love. Over the past decade, Sturges has spent an immense amount of time as a visual biographer and integral member of several naturist communities. This incomparable body of work revels in the beauty of the human form and celebrates the naturist spirit.
Jock Sturges (born in New York, 1947) received a BA in perceptual psychology and photography from Marlboro College in Vermont, in 1974, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. He has exhibited internationally, and his photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris. His Aperture books include Misty Dawn: Portrait of a Muse, Notes, The Last Day of Summer, and Radiant Identities.