Thursday, May 31, 2007


Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 - December 26, 1968)

Fellig got the name Wegee because he had the uncanny ability to photographing crime scenes minutes after the crime and before the police had arrived. Weegee is Ouija as in Ouija Board. His photography was a gritty and stark recording of NYC and its violence, its street life, and culture. I often thought of Weegee's work as a modern Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

I will not show the more graphic photos, but for a more in depth look at his work go here and here.