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Photography: Miroslav Tichý.

Hello My Dears, 
I recently came across the astonishing work of a very interesting man & photographer: Miroslav Tichý.
To get an idea of how he created his work, you need to read his biography 

"After studying at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Miroslav Tichý (born 1926) withdrew to a life in isolation in his hometown of Kyjov, Moravia, Czech Republic. In the late 1950s he quit painting and became a distinctive Diogenes-like figure. From the end of the 1960s he began to take photographs mainly of local women, in part with cameras he made by hand. He later mounted them on hand-made frames, added finishing touches in pencil, and thus moved them from photography in the direction of drawing. The result is works of strikingly unusual formal qualities, which disregard the rules of conventional photography. They constitute a large oeuvre of poetic, dreamlike views of feminine beauty in a small town under the Czechoslovak Communist régime."

I am intrigued by his work...

( Images & text via http://www.tichyocean.com/ )

As I found out on the website there was an exhibition of his work at the Kunsthaus Zürich in 2005! Oh, if only I had been older at the time and as much into photography as I am now. Oh well, I'll just keep my fingers crossed to be able to see an exhibition of his work some day in the future. It would be fantastic to see the real photographs up close with their true colors & textures.  


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