Friday, 22 May 2009
Miroslav Tichy has a knack for conjuring images then spell nothing but memory. Finding fame at a later stage of his life, better late than never as they say.
Tichy achieves these results through a rather extraordinary approach, he basically builds the camera himself out of odds and ends. The printed images often dog eared and subject to the elements from teas stains of a mug to other spots of imperfection thanks to their unkempt existence. Effects which cannot help but add to their nostalgic charm.
The subjects women, women, and, more women. Often without their noticing, a rather voyeuristic aim at catching them unawares sunbathing on a lazy summers day in some park. The blur that his DIY cameras usually create again adds such mood and evokes the sun streaked beauty of days gone by.