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Misty Dawn: Portrait of a Muse

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Language  English
Media type  Book
ISBN  978-1597110747
Author  Jock Sturges
Genre  Photography
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Publication date  2008
Pages  168
Originally published  2008
Page count  168
Publisher  Aperture
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Preceded by  Jock Sturges: Notes (2004)
Similar  Jock Sturges books, Photography books, Other books

Misty Dawn: Portrait of a Muse is a 2008 photography book by Jock Sturges. It comprises 100 duotone images of model Misty Dawn taken over a period of 25 years. Photos are arranged in chronological order starting from when she was 4 years old. Many images feature other models posing with Dawn, and images range from fully clothed to full nudity. Most photographs were taken in Northern California; some were taken in Montalivet, France. Many of the images appear in Sturges' earlier books, including Radiant Identities (1994), though many others were previously unpublished.

Reception

Whilst praising Sturges' talent and images, Christian Perring, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dowling College, questioned what the book was trying to accomplish, stating: "The subtitle of the book is 'Portrait of a Muse,' but as a portrait, it is extremely one dimensional (...) If [Sturges' goal] is just presenting us with striking pictures of attractive nude young women set against a backdrop of nature, he is very successful. However, if he is trying to do more, and tell us something about life, and people, then his work is far more limited in its success."

References

Misty Dawn: Portrait of a Muse Wikipedia