Photographer Miroslav Tichy

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 21, 2008

This is Miroslav Tichy, a Czech photographer:

Miroslav Tichy

This is one of Tichy’s homemade cameras, fashioned from cardboard tubing, string, and thread spools:

Miroslav Tichy

Here’s a photo taken with one of his homemade cameras:

Miroslav Tichy

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)