Will McBride, Leica Shooter, Dies at 84

Will McBride rose to fame in the 1950s and ’60s as a documentary photographer, usually favoring a Leica. His work appeared regularly in various German magazines and included sex, nudity, drugs and politics so prevalent at the time. A native of St. Louis, Missouri (born in 1931), he grew up in Chicago. A private student of the legendary artist Norman Rockwell, he studied painting, art history and illustration at Syracuse University in New York and philology (the study of language in written historical sources) in Berlin. He was in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed in Würzburg, Germany - and would remain in Germany until his death... Yesterday he passed away in Berlin - a city he loved.

Films ran through my Leica like wine down my throat.

Will McBride