Aside from the beautiful photographs that you would expect from Tillmans, there are also a series of worthwhile texts in the catalogs. The 2010 Serpentine Gallery catalog, for example, has a very good interview in which Tillmans offers some insight into his start as a photographer. The interviewer notes, "There is a new digital presence in your work. How did this come about?" Tillmans responds, "The funny thing is that I only really ended up being a photographer through the discovery of the first digital photocopy machine in 1986 in a copy shop in my home town, where I then started making art with photocopiers. And the potential of this digital printing – printing after scanning – allowed me to discover photography as my language."