Friday, August 6, 2010
Susan Ranjel submits Weegee
Marilyn Monroe (plastic lens), c. 1960
Here Weegee distorts the image of Marilyn with a plastic lens. This was his art.
Much of Weegee’s work documented scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death. Weegee published photographic books and also worked in cinema, initially making his own short films and later collaborating with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick. Most of his notable photographs were taken with very basic equipment. He was a self-taught photographer. Weegee had a very interesting personality. In 1943 five of his photographs were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. These works were included in their exhibition entitled, Action Photography.
Great article ….