Weegee (Usher Fellig)
[Photographer, b. 1899, Zlothew near Lemberg, Austrian Galicia (now Zolochiv, Ukraine), d. 1968, New York.]

 I have no inhibitions, and neither has my camera. 
 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. 
 Forget if it has been done before. Be yourself. 
 A picture is like a blintz... eat it while it’s hot. 
 I had to have a lens out of this world to do full justice to the strange sights & people which are Hollywood. 
 I would arrive at midnight, the cop at the information desk would be dozing... The police Teletype machine would be singing a song of crime and violence... Crime was my oyster, and I liked it. 
 Every time I heard a sigh or a groan in the dark, I pushed the button. 
 I was no longer glued to the Teletype machine at police headquarters. I had my wings. I no longer had to wait for crime to come to me; I could go after it. The police radio was my life line. My camera... my life and my love... was my Aladdin’s lamp. 
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