This is Miroslav Tichy, a Czech photographer:
This is one of Tichy’s homemade cameras, fashioned from cardboard tubing, string, and thread spools:
Here’s a photo taken with one of his homemade cameras:
Of the apparent quality of his photography 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.
Awesome. (via this is that)