Watabe Yukichi | A Criminal Investigation

Posted: November 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Cinema, Film, Photography

The book A Criminal Investigation released by Le Bal a few years ago, displays the work of freelance photographer Watabe Yukichi as he follows police detectives assigned to a grisly murder investigation in 1958 Tokyo.

The cinematic quality, the heavy noir tone, the procedural elements of the investigation harken to the great Hollywood noir classics but especially to the Kurosawa police procedurals, High and Low and Stray Dog.

Read more about the book here or purchase the book here.

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi

A Criminal Investigation, 1958 © Watabe Yukichi


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Mug Shot | Stokely Carmichael

Posted: September 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, History, Photography, Quotes

Now that they’ve taken Dr. King off, it’s time to end this nonviolence bullshit.

- Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael mug shot from the Freedom Riders summer of 1961. He had been arrested for entering a white only cafeteria. He was nineteen.

Stokely Carmichael mug shot from the Freedom Riders summer of 1961. He had been arrested for entering a white only cafeteria. He was nineteen.

Stokely Carmichael was the youngest of the Freedom Riders in the summer of 1961, arrested for entering an “all white” cafeteria and disturbing the peace. He was nineteen years old.


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Meat Packing District | Lauren & the Boys of the NYPD

Posted: September 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

Lauren & the NYPD, Meat Packing District © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, Kodak Tri-X, 35mm Summicron

Lauren & the NYPD, Meat Packing District © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, Kodak Tri-X, 35mm Summicron


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J. H. McCrory | 1938 Police Shootout, Los Angeles

Posted: April 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Los Angeles, Photography

From the Los Angeles Times article:

Feb. 17, 1938: Tear gas drifts from a home in the 1700 block of East 22nd Street as Los Angeles police trade gunfire with barricaded suspect George Farley. The bodies of a deputy city marshal and his helper — shot and killed by Farley as they tried to serve an eviction notice on him — lie in front of the barricaded home. Killed were Deputy Marshal T. Dwight Crittenden and Leon W. Romer, both 60.

1938 police shootout, Los Angeles © J. H. McCrory, Los Angeles Times

1938 police shootout, Los Angeles © J. H. McCrory, Los Angeles Times


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