We love the secret photographs of Miroslav Tichý
Always watching, always searching.
Miroslav Tichý, the Czech photographer, was a artist and inventor; creating his own cameras from cardboard tubes and aluminium cans, and obsessive about creating art, he took up to one hundred photographs a day during periods of his long life. He mostly photographed young women in his hometown of Kyjov: relaxing alone or with girlfriends, sunbathing in fields, at the local swimming pool or in the process of undress. There is an ethereal and dreamlike quality to all of his photographs, in part because the subjects are unaware of the camera and completely uninhibited. Intensified by the scarred, spotted quality of the printing, many Tichý photographs are a near blur: the subjects a ghostlike image fading from the surface, but forever imprinted on the viewer’s memory.