Happy Birthday Weegee!!!


“A telegram from a man’s magazine; they wanted pictures of abnormal fellows who liked to dress in women’s clothes. I would call the editor and tell him that what was abnormal to him was normal to me.
I kept no files. I put my extra prints and negatives into a barrel. If anybody wanted a fire or murder shot, my two daily specials, I’d tell him to come down and search for them. Or, better still, he could wait and, within twenty-four hours, I’d have new ones…
After I’d had a little sleep, I’d make the rounds of the camera stores… I was looking for a young, impressionistic, wild-eyed girl with a candid camera around her neck. That was the dish I was hungry for…”
Weegee by Weegee, p. 65

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