George Tice
[Photographer, b. 1938, Newark, New Jersey, lives in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.]

 Photography is whatever we want it to be. It teaches us to see, and we can see whatever we wish. 
 When I take a photograph, I make a wish. 
 As I progressed further with my project, it became obvious that it was really unimportant where I chose to photograph. The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work... you can see only what you are ready to see—what mirrors your mind at that particular time. 
 The great difficulty of what I attempt is seeing beyond the moment; the everydayness of life gets in the way of the eternal.