Saturday, 2 August 2008

Miroslav Tichý

Miroslav Tichy
12.06.08 - 15.08.08
Michael Hoppen Gallery

He stole intimate glimpses of his subjects through windows and the fences of swimming pools as well as in the streets, sometimes finding himself in trouble with the police. He would often draw intricately on each print in pencil embellishing the images with his lines or reworking them in other ways, Tichý would also sometimes include a card frame around the prints and decorate those too.
You can read a brilliant article about Tichy and his work in today's Guardian here
For me his work embodies the fragmentation of Robert Besanko with the amazingly transient qualities of Aaron Rose another photographer who built his own cameras and printed his own images, with his own concoction of chemicals.
I would love to go and see these amazing photographs, but they are a casualty of my holiday which I go on, the same week.

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