Weegee got his name as a news photographer for Acme in the 1920's, when Ouija boards were the rage, because of his psychic knack for getting to the scene of a disaster before it happened.
To make these pictures, Weegee takes a straighforward photograph of the subject, then performs a mysterious darkroom ritual with a glass and plastic filters and a special, out-of-wack lens invented by himself, which he attaches to the enlarger.
William Klein try's his hand at the effect to announce the news of stretch stockings.
Vogue July 1955
Summer Full of Change