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

 When I take a photograph, I make a wish. 
 Photography is whatever we want it to be. It teaches us to see, and we can see whatever we wish. 
 The great difficulty of what I attempt is seeing beyond the moment; the everydayness of life gets in the way of the eternal. 
 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.