O. Winston Link
[Photographer, b. 1914, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2001, South Salem, New York.]

 I was one man and I tackled a big railroad. I did the best I could. 
 You can’t move the sun, and you can’t even move the tracks, so you have to do something else to better light the engines. 
 The smoke and the fire and the speed, the action and the sound, and everything that goes together, [the steam engine] is the most beautiful machine that we ever made, there’s just nothing like it. 
 The locomotives are black. The coal is black. The tracks are black. The night is black. So what am I going to do with color? 
 Winston, I don’t know what I want, but I want you to go out and get it. When I see it, I’ll know if it’s what I thought I wanted. (Quoting a photography client.)