Oh Weegee, how I love you!

by - Wednesday, March 02, 2011

From uk.phaidon.com
From Whitney.org
From gettyimages.com
Yep, that is Weegee with Andy Warhol. Just about as awesome as a days worth of research can get. Weegee worked as a journalist in New York who only started compiling his photographs for books when murders and fires ("my bread and butter") were down. I think he has become his own kind of underground icon (especially because he can be seen as a precursor and inspiration for Warhol). Returning to him, I am struck at what a showman he was, not being someone who might fade into the background, but also has his iconic image and bodily presence. So double woot for you Weeg.

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