I guess it was just a matter of not being satisfied with what the camera was doing. I wanted to make the camera take what I thought should be there, too. I wasn't satisfied with just the people's picture. I wanted to see if I could incorporate what they were thinking about, and that [multiple-image technique] was my way of doing it.
Being an artist, I had an artist's instincts. Why, you have an advantage over the average photographer. You can see the picture before it's taken; then it's up to you to get the camera to see it. With the large-size film, I could add a lot with an etching knife and a retouching pencil. I paid attention to the face, I appreciated the face.