Weegee -- a great classic street photographer

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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2006
    ginger_55 wrote:
    I got all excited and shot my dogs!

    ginger (Hey, that is a better book than I expected!!!!)

    Excellent. Moved your separate thread to this thread, Ginger.
  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Registered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2006
    Merry Chapel with Weegee's World.........
    Thanks, Andy, Merry Chapel took it in stride!

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    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
  • evil eggplantevil eggplant Displaced New Yorker Registered Users Posts: 464 Major grins
    edited February 13, 2006
    Nice to see
    Weegee was my uncle. He died when I was young, but I remember him well. Somewhere, I have the Speed Graphic he gave me.

    It is nice to see Weegee remembered.



    rutt wrote:
    Weegee (Arthur Fellig) was a working photojournalist in gritty NY in the forties. I mean working, hanging out at the police station all night waiting for stuff to happen. There's a good web site:

    http://museum.icp.org/museum/collections/special/weegee/

    Look at these, iin particular:

    http://museum.icp.org/museum/collections/special/weegee/images/wg1-67.jpg
    http://museum.icp.org/museum/collections/special/weegee/images/wg1-58.jpg
    http://museum.icp.org/museum/collections/special/weegee/images/wg4-81.jpg
    http://museum.icp.org/museum/collections/special/weegee/images/wg3-51.jpg
    http://museum.icp.org/museum/collections/special/weegee/images/wg3-51.jpg

    Weegee is an inspiration to just grab that camera and go out and find the stuff that's happening. In any substantial sized town, not to mention big city, there is always stuff happening. Just look in the Crime Watch section of your local paper and you'll see what you've been missing.
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  • thortatethortate Big grins Registered Users Posts: 27 Big grins
    edited March 15, 2006
    great site
    That is a great site, it reminds me that even the most banal moments today can have a significance years from now. We still have these classic photo-opportunities today!
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2006
    Weegee exhibition at the ICP now.

    Nice writeup in The Old Grey Lady here.

    I LOVE the headline:

    "He Made the Night Noir, on Deadline"

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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Weegee exhibition at the ICP now.

    Nice writeup in The Old Grey Lady here.

    I LOVE the headline:

    "He Made the Night Noir, on Deadline"

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    I would loooove to hear what the prints look like, compared to the books.

    The Ansel Adams exhibit in Vegas was a real eye opener. His personal prints had super dark bits, almost but not quite impenetrable. Some bits were, frankly, pure black.

    The books, however, decided to correct his "mistakes" and really opened up the shadows. So if you look at an Ansel Adams print in a book, there's a good chance you're not seeing the image as the master had intended.

    I was immediately reminded of Rutt's comments about the varying quality of the repoductions in the various Weegee books.
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Weegee exhibition at the ICP now.
    That exhibit runs thru August 27th.

    This may call for another day trip to NYC.
    Sid.
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    That exhibit runs thru August 27th.

    This may call for another day trip to NYC.
    Where you'd yet again blow into town without even so much as a hullo? ear.gif
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Where you'd yet again blow into town without even so much as a hullo? ear.gif
    Oh man, I had no way of meeting anybody this week. Sorry for my poor manners. I did get to spend an hour at B&H, enough to be staggered at the amount of business that they do.

    But I'd love to do a Weegee steak trip. :eat
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2006
    wxwax wrote:

    But I'd love to do a Weegee steak trip. :eat

    NOW you're talking! lol3.gif When? ear.gif Pick a weekday to be koff-koff sick.
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    NOW you're talking! lol3.gif When? ear.gif Pick a weekday to be koff-koff sick.
    OK, lemme look at my calendar and figure out a day.
    Sid.
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  • gtcgtc Greg Registered Users Posts: 916 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2006
    invisible light= infrared
    re his invisible light shots on the beach at Coney Island-

    he was an early exponent of infrared-there is a classic IR photo of his showing a scared audience at the cinema watching a horror film.

    he used,i think flash bulbs with an IR filter infront of them to make it unobtrusive.

    his 'distortion' portrait photos using concave and convex mirrors are rather good too and very different to his gritty crime and street photos.
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