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. 
 To me a photograph is a page from life, and that being the case, it must be real. 
 Forget if it has been done before. Be yourself. 
 Every time I heard a sigh or a groan in the dark, I pushed the button. 
 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. 
 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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