Nicholas Nixon
[Photographer, b. 1947, Detroit, Michigan, lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.]

 I’m not very good at working for other people. I mostly make pictures because of some whim. With luck, I get a glimpse of something, and then it turns into an adventure, and then into a project. 
 People are self-conscious at first. But it gets better as we kind of dance with each other... it’s like a date, in a way. We get more comfortable together. The best pictures are usually the last ones. 
 [Digital is] the future. People will do terrific things in it, and it’s maybe better for color now. But I’m not interested in the way [this work] looks. So much is changed—veracity is lost. The quality of witness is compromised. (2005)