"I loved to go out and shoot in strange places, to talk to the types of people I`d never meet were it not for the excuse of the camera. I love the heft of the black metal in my hands, the way it felt like a weapon. I love to press the shutter, to freeze time, to turn little slices of life into rectangles rife with metaphor. I love to collect the rectangles, like so many souvenir trinkets, to gaze at them, study them, find the one that best summarized a particular lived moment..."
- Deborah Capaken Kogan