ABOUT THE FILM
LINE OF BEAUTY AND GRACE is a tale about photography and art, family and life, dealing with the history of man and woman, life and art. Many art historians consider Jock Sturges, born in 1947, to be one of the most important fine art photographers of our times.
As a catholic and graduated in psychology and photography, he survived the attacks of conservatives in the United States. Sturges has created a series of intensely powerful and moving photographs with an outstanding sensitivity for composition and light. Sturges's artistic work is an uncompromising search for truth and clarity. His private life is marked by his open nature and inspired by the love he shares with his wife Maia.
In LINE OF BEAUTY AND GRACE, the filmmaker and photographer Christian E. Klinger journeys into the life and work of this extraordinary man.
BIOGRAPHY: JOCK STURGES
Jock Sturges was born in New York City, and worked in San Francisco for many years. He graduated with a BFA in Perceptual Psychology and photography from Marlboro College in 1974. Later, he received an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985.
His published collections include: The Last Day of Summer (1991, Aperture), Radiant Identities (1994, Aperture), Jock Sturges (1996), Jock Sturges: New Work 1997-2000 (2000, Scalo) and Jock Sturges: Notes (2004, Aperture).
His photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.
Producer / Director / Photographer
Christian Klinger is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked periodically with media platforms in the USA and in Germany in the 1990s.He has created editorials, documentaries about epileptic children, Johann Sebastian Bach (Leipzig feature) and several portraits about photographer and artists. His films were shown on TV-channels like ARTE (Germany/France), Ned 2 (Netherlands), DR2 (Denmark), ABC (Australia), Planete channel (Poland).
Producer / Editor in chief
Daniela Krien (Editor in chief) has written and edited over 40 features about artists, photographers and inventors. Her editing credits include, Karlheinz Brandenburg (inventor of MP3), Hellen van Meene (art photographer), Hans Eberhard Zahn (Stasi victim), Prof. Dr. Dr. Gunnar Heinsohn (youth bulge), Will McBride (art photographer). Her first novel "Someday we will tell each other everything" is planned for release at fall 2011. More information: English * Deutsch
REVIEWS ABOUT THE FILM
... glides along with a calm, placid tone that mimics Sturges’ otherworldly images, it’s hard to feel any other way. Line of Beauty and Grace is a stylistically appropriate celebration of an artist and his vision...
John Lingan, splicetoday.com
The film embraces a technical and an emotional beauty at the same time - a thought-provoking mix for art lovers and beauty lovers alike.
Karl E. Johnson, EYEMAZING
COMMENTS ABOUT THE FILM
I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of such a beautiful film.
Audrey. Model of Jock Sturges
Thanks for the documentary. I have watched it and greatly enjoyed it. I particulary appreciated:
- exceptional DVD picture quality
- breath-taking landscapes and beautiful models
- being able to view how Jock Sturges work.
Thanks again, it's a very nice work.
... Wonderful. Excellent Work! As a collector of Jock's fine work, this has become a treasured piece of my collection.
Thank you for your part in bringing this documentary together.
Michael. United States.
Beauty must be constantly recreated as truth.
If I am lucky, my subjects come to know that they are at their most beautiful when they simply remain themselves.