Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Featured Photographer: Miroslav Tichy

Miroslav Tichý

" Women are just a motif to me. The fig­ure - stand­ing, bend­ing, or sit­ting. The move­ment, walk­ing. Noth­ing else Inter­ests me. The erot­ic is just a dream any­way. The world is only an illu­sion, our illu­sion. " - Miroslav Tichy

"Tichý 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.”" - Roman Buxbaum
"Miroslav Tichý (Czech pronunciation: [cɪxiː]; Novem­ber 20, 1926 – April 12, 2011) was a pho­tog­ra­ph­er who from the 1960s until 1985 took thou­sands of sur­rep­ti­tious pic­tures of women in his home­town of Kyjov in the Czech Repub­lic, using home­made cam­eras con­struct­ed of card­board tubes, tin cans and other at-hand mate­ri­als. Most of his sub­jects were unaware they are being pho­tographed. A few struck beauty-pageant poses when they sight­ed him, per­haps not real­iz­ing that the par­o­dy of a cam­era he car­ried was real.
His soft focus, fleet­ing glimpses of the women of Kyjov are skewed, spot­ted and badly print­ed — flawed by the lim­i­ta­tions of his prim­i­tive equip­ment and a series of delib­er­ate pro­cess­ing mis­takes meant to add poet­ic imper­fec­tions.
Of his tech­ni­cal meth­ods, Tichy has said, "First of all, you have to have a bad cam­era", and, "If you want to be famous, you must do some­thing more badly than any­body in the entire world.
Dur­ing the Com­mu­nist regime in Czecho­slo­va­kia, Tichý was con­sid­ered a dis­si­dent and badly treat­ed by the gov­ern­ment. His pho­tographs remained large­ly unknown until an exhi­bi­tion was held for him in 2004. Tichý did not attend exhi­bi­tions, and lived a life of self-sufficiency and free­dom from the stan­dards of soci­ety.
Tichý died on April 12, 2011 in Kyjov, Czech Republic." - Wikipedia

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Featured Photographer: Erik Lafforgue

Erik Lafforgue is a man who is really living the dream, travelling around the world and creating images of little known people in little known places. Having only started making images in 2006 he became successful very quickly as his vision and quality was recognised. His images can be seen on www.eriklafforgue.com and a few are featured below.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Featured Photographer: Shikhei Goh

Shikhei Goh produces absolutely astounding macro photography of the small animals he finds around him, often taking them into the studio to shoot them. He lives on Batam Island in Indonesia and can be found, amonst other places at, www.shikheigoh.com

Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Big Ear Iphone case

This is great, it is designed only for the iphone 4 and was available online at www.achica.com, it is sold out right now but that does not exclude it from this blog, i'm guessing it's hard to fit in a pocket but my god it is cool!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Iris camera by Mimi Zou

Iris by Mimi Zou from Dezeen on Vimeo.

RCA graduate Mimi Zou has designed a camera that follows your eye movement to take pictures of exactly what you see – and it can even identify your friends by their unique iris signature.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

King Porter Stomp at Telford's Warehouse

King Porter Stomp are an eight piece band from Brighton, their music has elements of swing, jazz, funk, reggae, ska and much more. I can honestly say that this gig was one of the best I have seen in years. The venue was Telford's Warehouse in Chester, the tour is to promote the release after the summer of the band's second album, The Shuffle. Headphones will give you a better audio experience. Enjoy!

King Porter Stomp live at Telfords from Lucien Grey on Vimeo.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Featured Photographer:Henry Hargreaves

Henry Hargreaves is a New York based, New zealand born photographer known for his quirky, fun images, like these deep fried gadgets.

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