You don’t really know what you get (until you try) OR Look the opposite way OR Make people feel comfortable around you …. if you want to think differently in Photography you should see some works from Legendary Photographer Weegee.

Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. He was from Ukraine originally.

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Lets take a look at some his extraordinary work;

Weegee (1899-1968)
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Two Offenders in the Paddy Wagon.
Photo by Weegee

Weegee’s main profession was a freelance photographer. He often slept in the park, in his car, or other places–listening to the police radio for murders, fires, or other events of interest to photograph. This would allow him to capture the scene before any other photographer. He would then sell his photos to the newspapers to earn his living.

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Photo by Weegee

Weegee became so fast that he prided himself on arriving before the police in any situation, which caused many to assume he used a Quija board to know where and when things would happen. In fact, the phonetic pronunciation of this artifact became his nickname “Weegee,” which he loved.

Throughout his career, he used a 4×5 Speed Graphic camera and a mounted flash. He is not known for his printing ability but for the elements of his social photographs.