Boris Mikhailov
[Photographer, b. 1938, Kharkov, Ukraine, lives in Kharkov and Berlin.]

 I was always against good technique because it didn’t work with Soviet life. Good quality equals foreign life. 
 Through the ass of this woman I saw the world. (On his series of photographs: “Superimpositions.”) 
 They say about me, that I proceed like a cat in hiding, watching. I am waiting for the best moment to press the button of the camera. 
 As a photographer with unofficial authority I discover, I observe, I clandestinely stalk. 
 When you’re open to life, it responds to you. That is what an intuitive possibility of photography is—to crawl deeper into the depths of life. 
 We as spectators are the ones who are humiliated and degraded by the confrontation, exposed to a truth we cannot walk away from and cannot bear to share. 
 Photographic accident may be more interesting than a consciously constructed collage. 
 It’s not important how you show something. It’s important to show it at the right time. 
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