Birte Kaufmann is a German photographer. She lives and works in Cologne and Berlin.
‘I had just come home from boarding school when Father took me aside and told me that Mother was up to her old antics, letting the whole family down, and that if she continued, we’d have to act.’
‘I like to feel contradicted and conflicted by characters.’
‘Maud tries to understand how her role is being rewritten on the spot – who the woman might be.’
‘There was something Shakespearean about imperious men going down on you: the mighty have fallen.’ An extract from Naoise Dolan’s debut novel Exciting Times.
‘Spending time in a place in which you have no personal stake breeds a peculiar kind of contemplativeness.’
‘When he began to walk again, he was picturing himself sitting beside her in their usual bar, drinking a cold beer and smoking a cigarette.’
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