©1998 Joe McNally
Subway Ballerina
"I like to generate things where there is something going in the foreground of the picture and there is also something -- an odd moment or two even though it's a constructed moment. Hence, in the subway I told my Russian translator that I needed babushkas -- I want these three Russian woman going yackity yack next to this beautiful ballerina. He said, 'Well, I don't know if we can do that.' I said 'It's not a question of whether you think we can do it or not. This is the picture we're going to get. Find me babushkas or I will find somebody who will find me babushkas!'"

- Joe McNally