"I first became familiar with Greg Heisler's work when I was a student at Brooks Institute of Photography. Greg was a guest speaker and his work was always inspirational and thoughtful. He was always pushing the limits when it came to technique. I remember him saying, 'Take the biggest chance when you have the biggest opportunity.' A few of Greg's words, 'I made this portrait of my mentor, Arnold Newman, in 1982, seventeen years after I moved to New York to work as his assistant...I was scared shitless...he still intimidated the hell out me. This 4x5 Polaroid was literally the very first frame I exposed, after which I shot another dozen or more frames on real film. As is often the case, this first frame was the only one that captured his irascible, intense, curmudgeonly visage—the one that haunts me in my nightmares to this day...'"