Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

December 1, 2011

Welcome to my gallery featuring 4 Decades of New York Street Photographs

I want you to enjoy my galleries of street photography without getting lost. There are many different galleries with subjects you can peruse. If you you are interested in Subway photos there are plenty of images which show the NYC subway system in all its "splendor" Maybe you want to see some pictures of Harlem when it was still Harlem.You can leave comments if you feel so inclined. Most images can be purchased as signed  ptints for your collection.  "The Urban Prisoner" (Shown on the left) is my first monograph, published in 2004 by Sanctuary Books. Introduction by Ben Lifson. There are still some copies available for purchase. Please inquire about licensing my images for documentary use. Blu-Ray quality files (or 4K) are available for any project you may be working on…Thanks!

Black & White Photos of New York FOR SALE

E-mail Photographer     ALL PHOTOS ©MATT WEBER

The Urban Prisoner is now available SIGNED!

*NEW BOOK! “Coney Island-Double Vision”

“More Than the Rainbow” Documentary

New York Times “Street Fights!”

Forward Thinking Museum

SLATE.COM…Urban Love!

The Daily Mail UK

“Street Reverb”


REVIEWS: The Urban Prisoner

April 26, 2015

Nocturnal Nightmare 1985

Fortunately this wasn’t my taxicab!!

©Matt Weberpost-Wreck-Taxi-Night-1985 copy

April 25, 2015

“Smoke on the Water” 1985

Still combing through a pile of old color scans…

©Matt WeberFIRE_Smoke-Sunset-1985 copy

Swingline Staples 1985

This neon sign was huge and I think it was in L.I.C. Queens…

©Matt WeberSwingline-Staples-Neon-1985 copy

April 24, 2015

“When the Last Frame Slips” 1986

My first camera was the affordable AE-1 Canon and when I would try and advance past the 37th frame, I’d only get a couple of sprocket’s worth of film.

Since I love the Empire State Building, I don’t mind…

©Matt WeberEMPIRE-X2-1986 copy

April 23, 2015

Harlem 1985

Another old house which caught me eye. If most of the brownstones were built in the 1880s and 90s,  then this one should be older, but I’m not an expert…©Matt WeberHArlem-Abandoned-House-1985 copy

April 22, 2015

Chun-Cha-Fu 1988

The funny thing is, I have been looking for a picture of this old upper west side restaurant for a long time and even google searches have turned up nothing. Then when I finally find a picture, it only shows the damn canopy!


I know a picture will turn up eventually…Chung??

©Matt WeberManInWeeds-ChunChaFu-1988 copy

Harlem 1985

Once upon a time there was this old house, a veritable mansion just sitting up there in Harlem on nearly half an acre. I was very intrigued and wished I had the money to restore it, but then I blinked and it was gone…

©Matt Weber Harlem-Mansion-RSD-1985 copy

April 21, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen 1989

©Matt Weber2-ChevyTaxisManRunning-1989 copy

April 20, 2015

Harlem “Easter Sunday” 1988

©Matt Weberharlem-easter

April 19, 2015

Market Diner 1985

The parking spaces were the best thing about the place!

©Matt WeberMarket-Diner-1985 copy

April 18, 2015

RAIN 1988

©Matt WeberRearView-TaxiHail-1988 copy

April 17, 2015

86th Street & Broadway 2007

My old corner…

©Matt Weber*86thStreet-Groupers-2007 copy

“Self Titled” Harlem 1989

©Matt Weber*BEAUTY-Harlem-8000-1988 copy

April 16, 2015

PAN AM 1985

©MATT WEBERPanAm-Checker-RGB-1985 copy

April 15, 2015

Starbux 2014

©Matt Weber6thAve-Starbuckx-Brunette-2014 copy

April 14, 2015

Winter 2015

©Matt Weber
Snow-Boat-2015-3 copy

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