Weegee, as in "Ouija"; the pseudonym for an early Usher Fellig and later Arthur Fellig. The only photographer I've ever had a true crush on. How could I not swoon over a man with a full-on darkroom in his trunk and a police shortwave radio on his dash? The precedent to the out-of-control paparazzi & tabloids today, Weegee would beat police to crime scenes and capture shots like the ones below. Car accidents, murders, streetlife, infedility, blood & strife.

read about weegee via The New York Times article, "Unknown Weegee"

1 comment:

ivane said...

so fucking awesome...again, I would've loved to be a sidekick on one of his runs.