Eyeshot Book

Max Sturgeon’s “Of a Different Stripe”


“Of a Different Stripe” is the second book by American photographer and filmmaker Max Sturgeon, with an introduction by Vineet Vohra. Through contrast and juxtaposition, over 120 images show how two cultures meet halfway and become aware of one another. 

Max Sturgeon’s photographs attempt to capture the vividness of life in the Bay of Bengal region, and his images portray the richness of colours as well as convey actions and meanings. Not one of the photos was staged or posed: in a land of countless Gods and languages, the streets are theatre, and the performances one of a kind. Chaotic beauty at its finest.

“Of a Different Stripe” comes in two different limited-editions: White Edition and Black Edition. The Black Edition features one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×20 cm) that has never been printed for sales before, and exclusively available through the purchasing of the book only.

The Photographer

Max Sturgeon

Born on American land, Max Sturgeon is a photographer and filmmaker who splits his time between Austin, Texas, and Warsaw, Poland. Working on film and TV projects as an assistant director for half the year enables him the flexibility to spend the rest of his time travelling overseas. Currently, he is working on numerous ongoing long term photography projects.

The Monograph

“Of a Different Stripe”

To outsiders, the region around the Bay of Bengal can best be described as overwhelming. Exotic to even the most experienced traveller it is an assault on the senses: the noise, the smells, the vibrant colours, the seemingly never-ending crowds pushing against you. For many, it can become too much, but the chaos is also what makes it so special and unique. Life in the streets can be felt and seen like nowhere else—so alive and vibrant.

Designed and Made in Italy

Fedrigoni Papers

Eyeshot uses only papers from Fedrigoni, an Italian paper mill founded in 1888 in Verona. All Fedrigoni’s papers are FSC® certified, made from pure ECF pulp. Every product is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2 is a thick paper coated on both sides with a Matt finish. Its volume and thickness give it a remarkable textural consistency that makes it ideal for prestigious publications such as Eyeshot’s monographs.


EFC: ELEMENTARY CHLORINE FREE. It’s an environmentally friendly type of paper that has been bleached with products free of elemental chlorine. By replacing it with chlorine dioxide, polluting emissions are reduced by 90%.

FSC® MIX. The Forest Stewardship Council is one of the internationally recognised forestry certification systems, which guarantees the proper management of forests and the traceability of the resulting products.

HEAVY METAL ABSENCE. Paper and packaging are produced in a way that allows them to be reused and recycled. The absence of harmful metals and other substances and materials that are hazardous to human health is guaranteed.

LONG LIFE: ISO 9706. This certification ensures that paper production recycles more CO2 than it emits, thus reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere that causes global warming. In compliance with ISO 9706 standards, the paper we use is acid-free which gives it resistance to light, wear and tear, and durability over time. It can be stored for up to 200 years.

The Photographer’s Vision

“I wanted to be close to people so you feel the density of the population and a different take on the Bay of Bengal region. I wanted the viewers to feel what it was truly like to be in India or Bangladesh. To feel the chaos”.

Max Sturgeon

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