Jay Maisel
[Photographer, b. 1931, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 I take pictures, and they are there for the taking. I’ll tell you a quote that I have always thought about. Arthur Miller said, “I try to create the poem from the evidence.” 
 ... there’s one of the great lies of all times, that computers save time. They don’t. They’re time suckers. So, I’m trying not to get involved in the Photoshop. 
 If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it. 
 If you’re just going to meet consumer or clients’ demands, you might as well be a plumber—the work will be more frequently available.