Weegee and Hypo, His Assistant Chimpanzee in the 1950s
Hypo was Weegee’s assistant in the 1950s and 60s. Hypo did much of Weegee’s printing from the mid 1950s to late 60s. Weegee would give Hypo some negatives and a bunch of bananas and let him, well, go bananas in the dark room. This is the principle reason Weegee made so many “distortions” during this period. The “distortions” were made by a chimpanzee!