Tichys Camera
Tichy Photos

Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý captures images using handmade cameras built from salvaged material – discarded wooden spools, elastics, eyeglass lenses, and cardboard tubing find new life as part of his imaging gear. The resulting work is a testament to the poetic value error, imprecision, and circumstance can add to art.

Miroslav Tichy

When asked about the theory behind his work, Tichy replied –

If you want to be famous, you have to do whatever you’re doing worse than anyone else in the whole world.

His notoriety in the art world seems to prove that statement – without all the intensely handmade characteristics, his photographs would likely be overlooked as common pervy voyeurism. – Miroslav Tichý