Quote Originally Posted by Monophoto View Post

The other question is can the man make photographs of anything other than nude figures in the environment? I have nothing against nude figures in the environment, but it seems to me that if he is the consummate photographer that he would like us to believe that he is, he would have a broader body of work.
I too have a problem with this statement.

It seems you define greatness as being a "consumate" photographer. I guess meaning that he should shoot, what, weddings, flowers, landscapes, Amish colonies.

Not to be too flippant but having a narrow "focus" on what a photographer likes to shoot, and is good at, seems to me to be justifyable criteria for greatness. I'm not saying that Sturges is great or not but why can a "specialist" be as highly regarded as someone who covers the gamit.