Black and White Street Photographs by Matt Weber

December 21, 2014

Self-Titled 2013

*Empire-Sights-NY-2013 copy©Matt Weber

December 20, 2014

Winter 1987

**CPW-Snow-Trees-ChevyTaxi-1987 copyIt’s hard to believe that I have been shooting with a digital camera for almost a year now! There are a few advantages but then I come across an old negative like this, and the whole film vs digital argument instantly reappears, and ends immediately, with one glance…

©Matt Weber

December 19, 2014

“The Last 1960’s Taxi in New York City” 1985

Candyman-PlymouthTaxi-1985 copy©Matt Weber

LTD II Taxicab 1988

LTD-TAXI-1988 copyThe Crown Vic taxis appeared in ’81 and before that we had these bad boys which were as big as Cadillacs!

December 16, 2014

LIFSCHULTZ Sign West Side Highway 1989

Lifschultz-EmpireState-1989 copyTook this one stuck in traffic…

©Matt Weber

December 15, 2014

“Der Rote Lastwagon” 2014

*BigDaddys-RED-Truck-der rote lastwagen-2014 copyAmazing how one picture can change everything.
This one almost did just that. I saw a man with a red backpack adjusting his yarmulke, when suddenly “Der Rote Lastwagon” made its fateful left turn. Suddenly the Bechers became seekers and had me over to their house, full of other important Dusseldorfians. Shore swore it was not a bore. Ladd was glad. Bram said Damn! Stuart said screw it, and almost stopped taking pictures. Gilden left the building. Peters said it was sweeter. Turpin started chirping. Blake said it was Jake. Eric became hysteric. Harper said it was sharper. Poor Vivian, almost came back from oblivion. Meyerowitz hired it for Bystander. Even Colberg called to apologize for bashing “street” for so many years…
But then Frank said it stank and it was over.

December 14, 2014

“The YALE Truck” West Side Highway 1985

YALE-Truck-1986 copy©Matt Weber

December 12, 2014

Breakfast on Broadway 2014

**BigDaddys-Window-World-B&W-2014 copy©Matt Weber

December 9, 2014

gibbous

gibbous-moon-nyc©Matt Weber

November 30, 2014

“Stubbie” 1989

EmpireFireHydrant-1989 copyThese old fat hydrants were patented in 1909 and installed in the mid-twenties. They were removed in 1993 for reasons which had to do with water pressure…

©Matt Weber

November 23, 2014

The Bronx 1989

bronx-1980's-urbanblight©Matt Weber

November 21, 2014

Stripping Cars 1988

stripping-cars-nycAnother image from the good old days when your car could vanish instantly and then be stripped in broad daylight!

©Matt Weber

November 19, 2014

H&H Bagels 1987

h&h-bagels-old-newyorkI remember when there was no better option for the munchies than a hot 35¢ bagel at 4am…

©Matt Weber

November 15, 2014

Stopped 2010

bus-stuck-blizzard-nyc©Matt Weber

November 14, 2014

COLUMBUS CIRCLE 1988

 MOTORCYCLE-PARKING-COLUMBUS-CIRCLE©Matt Weber

November 11, 2014

JFK Airport 1988

jfk-airport ©Matt Weber

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