Miroslav Tichy

 

Contemporary European Photography

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Imagine Henry Darger had not drawn weird images of little girls but, instead, had taken photos of women. And then imagine at the ripe old age of almost 80 years, he would have been able to get his photos into a gallery. With Philip-Lorca diCorcia being sued over photos of strangers probably whole legions of lawyers would rub their hands gleefully. Enters Miroslav Tichy who “with cameras that he himself skilfully and imaginatively cobbled together from old tins, spectacle lenses, toilet rolls and cigarette boxes, in the 1970s and 80s […] took over a hundred shots a day of women in his small hometown in Moravia.” There also is a nice story about him, albeit in German, here

See many more photos here, a short article and two large photos here, some more samples here, plus two entries on Hot Gun Spy (1, 2).