Jan Saudek

24th January 2015 | Alice Taylor

Today I came across the work of Jan Saudek, a Czech art photographer and painter who has been image making for over sixty years. He has a distinctive painterly style to his work and covers a wide and sometimes controversial subject matter. His chronological portfolio of work can be seen here.

Some interesting Wiki information on Jan:

His early art photography is noted for its evocation of childhood. Later his works often portrayed the evolution from child to adult (re-photographing the same composition/pose, and with the same subjects, over many years). Religious motives or the ambiguity between man and woman have also been some of Jan Saudek’s recurring themes. His work was the subject of attempts at censorship in the West during the 1990s.

I have found these images from various sources on Tumblr.