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    Art is subjective - that's the obvious part.

    There will always be a group ( considering themselves 'eclectic') that will force themselves to identify with what a majority finds sloppy/offensive, etc. It's almost like an extension of kids' "rebelling" in their teen years; as I've called it, the expression of "individuality" en masse, which is in itself rather comical to me.

    This guy has a following that supports him - laugh at it for what it really is and truck on.

    Perhaps a modern Rasputin?
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    I don't have any problem with his methods or his output (as far I can see). I mean it is what it is, take it or leave it. If you find it creepy and voyeuristic then the next guy will say that's the whole point. So I won't say that it is creepy and voyeuristic.

    I do definitely wonder about the state of modern photography, though, if this is all it takes to be considered creative / original / eclectic / eccentric. I suppose that this whole primitive photography thing has to eventually rise in opposition to the digital culture of overprocessed perfection.
    "Only dead fish follow the stream"

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    ha, never heard of him before, how come? excellent stuff. bookmarking now

    (hmmm... looks like i'm "the next guy." yes, that is the whole point )

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    I love it!!!

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    I think it's cool.

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    I think its actually our very own Jbrunner. He works with a makeup artist to create the look of a homeless man.

    brilliant J. Sorry to let the cat outta the bag... but I just couldn't hold it in.
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    After doing a little research, it sounds like nothing more than a sickening story of manipulation and greed, by the charlatans that "discovered" Tichy. The found this manipulable old character with his pervy photos, scooped the photos up for a few bucks, and promoted him as the next big thing, so the photos could be sold for big money. Throw in a few insecure addle-brained curators, and you have the new flavor of the month. I like and respect a lot of contemporary art, but sometimes people need to grow a pair and call bullshit.

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    "They constitute a large oeuvre of poetic, dreamlike views of feminine beauty in a small town under the Czechoslovak Communist régime."

    Well, I can honestly say I have never seen that before.
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    Oddly enough I think the pictures really do have something more than just technical shortcomings - and I can see thae exactly these shortcomings are part of the whole work as art. As often each individual picture is bad, but put several together and they start to grow on you (me, at least).
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    They are good in group and it is usually prudent to ignore what the promoters and critiques say about any work until you've formed your own opinion. How they found him or what they say about his work should have little or no bearing on whether or not the work is art to *your* eye.

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