I love the way Czech photographer Miroslav Tichy captured the female form. Initially a painter, in the late 60's he began to photograph women who were lounging at public pools or sitting in cafe's - very "street style" of today. What's amazing is that his cameras were homemade. He used old cardboard tubes, thread spools, tin cans, rubber bands, childrens glasses & junk he'd find on the street. He had no darkroom & so would developed his negatives by moonlight - in a bucket.
He said that "the defects & ugliness were where the true art happened."