Quote Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
If you're inspired by Tichy, great. To me, they look like mostly ratty prints made without care for the guy's own sexual gratification. I don't think any irony, commentary or metaphor is intended. ... That was the deceased owner's oeuvre--snowflakes and vaginas. He'd built a special apparatus to photograph the snowflakes and although the prints were interesting, they were carelessly printed from filthy negatives. The same for the vaginas. I think the photographer had a scientific interest and a sexual interest, but the photos were artless.
Yes, but so what? A special apparatus to photograph snowflakes? Now that's the kind of insane obsessiveness I can relate to. Sure, they may be artless, but that's a limitation of art, not of the photography. If you're only looking for "art," you're probably going to miss a lot of interesting things.