Framing The World Through My Photographs
Mikhailov, is a ukrainian fine art photographer, who has received the hasselblad award 20 times the last he received was in 2000.
“A civic father on a pedestal blends into the winter sky. The setting is Kharkov in the old Soviet Union and the poster and statue in the background are typical of soviet settings in the late 1980’s. Mikhailov’s worker,however is atypical, being a trader in pastries and snacks, whose posture rhymes with that of the striding athlete on left. Mikhailov has taken this b+w picture of an ordinary street scene and painted over selected details. This is the procedure he has been carrying out since 1970’s” ( paragraph taken from the photobook)
When I first looked at this image it didn’t click in my head that is was originally a black and white image, until I read the paragraph in the photobook, but when looking closer I could see that where the colour had been painted on it wasn’t perfect.I personally think that the colours are a bit to garish.