Natural: "[Grey Villet] avoided posing his subjects, refused to manipulate the action and simply waited patiently for telling moments to emerge, in the belief that reality would supply more truth than any imposition of his own ego.”

In 2012 Grey Villet's wife Barbara recounted her take on the LIFE Magazine assignment for the NEW YORK TIMES. In it she offered "Grey did not concern himself with those entanglements [the Loving's legal obstacles]. He chose, as he did in every essay we ever worked on together, to seek out the literal heart of the matter: a love story."