Just got home from the members’ opening of Kenneth Anger “Icons” and Weegee “Naked Hollywood” at MOCA Los Angeles. I was really only very familiar with Weegee’s work on New York crime scenes before tonight and after seeing the amazing manipulations he was doing in the 50′s in Hollywood, I have many questions buzzing around my mind. Most importantly, how does a modern audience view pre-digital manipulations in photography in light of our associations with manipulative ease via photoshop and other digital platforms? Also, how do contemporary audiences consume delicate, small, black and white images after years being confronted by aggressive large-scale color photography?
More concrete thoughts tomorrow!
Kenneth Anger on theramin @moca tonight-
thoughts on Weegee in Hollywood-