Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Speedy Weegee

Some fantastic black and white photos from 30's & 40's photojournalist Weegee in the Mail today.

The sharp contrast gives a moody feel to the crime-ridden days of New York in the early 20th century and, as the Mail tell us, helped inspire Film Noir.

The headline informs us of his startling penchant for arriving at crime scenes before the police. This is beautifully illustrated by the accompanying photo of four policemen at a crime scene. I can only imagine he set up his camera and waited for them to arrive...

The Salvation Army stand guard until the
Rozzers arrive.
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