Southsiders Babe November 2011


The Southsiders babe of the month is the work of an unknown but admirable photographer, Miroslav Tichy. this Czech just passed away at the age of 84. He was street photographer and loved photographing women.
He built his own cameras and enlargers with cardboards, made himself his own frames.

His images, abstract and full of imperfections exude a timeless and mysterious atmosphere.

Tichy says:

Photography is painting with light! The blurs, the spots, those are errors! But the errors are part of it, they give it poetry and turn it into painting. And for that you need as bad a camera as possible! If you want to be famous, you have to do whatever you're doing worse than anyone else in the whole world.



Livesteam45 said...

Master the tools that you have. The camera is an extension of the mind's eye. I can be used to capture time or emotion.

ElSolitarioMC said...

want to know more!!!
PS: We'll miss u tomorrow.

FSK said...

Mr Tichy's stuff is the coolest! I need to listen to his advice more..

JamesJ said...

This makes me think of the old blues guys who get such a rich sound from the shitiest beaten up old guitars with three strings. Precision has its beauty too of course but THIS stuff is just priceless....thanks.