When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track. – Weegee, “Camera Tips”

Weegee’s World


4 thoughts on “Weegee

  1. I agree, there needs to be a connection with your subject(s). This image looks so inviting that it brings out the inner child in me, bring back memories of endless summer days with childhood friends.

  2. This is an intriguing photograph. This is a photo anyone can relate to from being being little, bringing back memories. I enjoy the fact also that this photo seems to be candid. It shows how much fun the children are having and what their reaction to the water is by looking at their facial expressions and body language.

  3. While this image is idyllic, looking through other photographs of Weegee’s proves that he was not only interested in scenes of innocence. Fires, crime scenes, even dead bodies surrounded by police, Weegee was clearly dedicated to portraying all aspects of life.

    His images act as documentation of the time and place in which he was working. Shooting everything from women at the opera to people on the beach to criminals being driven away by police makes this record a comprehensive view of human life in a specific place and time.

  4. I believe the photographer wants the viewer to feel emotionally involved with the individuals in the photograph. The composition and diagonal lines throughout the picture create a dynamic effect, while the subjects are young peaceful children. I also enjoy how if I went to a big city, I could possibly find this setting. I really enjoy this picture!

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