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Naked City Paperback – December 17, 2002
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Many of the photos are taken at night, a Weegee trademark. Inside buildings he used infrared film so he could shoot in near blackness and capture his subjects displaying emotions they would hide, had they known a camera was about. Out on the street he captured the latest human tragedy in stark close-up with a blinding flash of his Speed Graphic camera.
The contents of this book are an amazing selection of photos but I was very disappointed by the reproduction, so only three stars. As far as I can tell, the photos have been scanned from the 1945 book rather than from original prints. The paper is coarse which doesn't help the reproduction either. This looks not much better than a book of photocopies. Far better I think to go for Miles Barth's Weegee's World. Although it does not have every photo from 'Naked City', the 250 included are printed as duotones on glossy paper, I particularly like this book because it shows many photos as original un-cropped prints. For instance, in his famous photo, 'The Critic' the three bystanders to the left of the two socialites are usually cropped out but here you can see how great the original was. This book also has three excellent essays about Weegee and his influence on other photographers in the Forties.Read more ›
Perhaps the publishers merely photocopied the old newspaper prints of Weegee's work, how else could it be so bad.
Being such a fan of his work, I can't under emphasize how incredibly disappointed I was with this!!!!
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I bought this to replace my old copy I had misplaced over the years. This is a print on demand edition (something I was not aware of when I bought it). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lindsey Mysse
As others have mentioned, the photo quality in this book is awful. I wondered how bad it could really be when I saw the other Amazon reviews, and let's just say the reviewers were... Read morePublished 18 months ago by estelle manticas
Original print of Weegee's book printed in "paperback" with all the tips and best pictures of the greatest photo journalists of american 40's and 50's.Published on December 2, 2013 by Emiliano Penelas
This is a classic book and WEEGEE's photos are wonderful. But the quality of production in this book is in a word awful.Published on May 8, 2012 by Bayard Bigelow III