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

December 8, 2015

“ALI” Soul artists of ZOO YORK! ©1979

post-ALI...SA-RGB-1985©Matt Weber 1985

November 24, 2015

The Girls of Hell’s Kitchen 1986

hell's-kitchen©Matt Weber

November 14, 2015

NYC 1988

GUN-1988 copy

October 8, 2015

Chico-DrugClown-Grafitti-1987 copy

October 6, 2015

“Shooting Gallery” Brooklyn 1989

Filed under: Graffiti-NYC Tags, homeless, Old New York, Urban Landscape — Tags: , , , — Matt Weber @ 10:14 am

crack-den-brooklyn ©Matt Weber

September 2, 2015

JOE-182 & Barbara-62 1985

JOE-182-BARBARA-62-1985 copy©Matt Weber

August 23, 2015

“JOE-145” 1989

JOE-145-Bum-1989 copy©Matt Weber

June 30, 2015

“BABYFACE-86 & JOE-182” 1985

Baby-Face86-ESSO-CADDY-1985 copy©MATT WEBER

June 25, 2015

Under The West Side Highway 1989

Disciples-HandballWall-1989 copy

©Matt Weber

All photos are available for documentary use and as signed prints…

June 3, 2015

“APE 105” Early Tag Photographed in ’85

©Matt Weber

May 7, 2015

“Stauch’s Baths” Coney Island 1986

©Matt Weberconey-island

February 26, 2015

“ZEPHYR” Lower East Side 1987

©Matt WeberZEPHYR-TAG-L.E.S.-1987

January 19, 2015

East 13th Street & 3d Ave. 1985

©Matt Weber13th-3d-Scuba-RGB-1985 copy

January 16, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen 1985

©Matt Webermural-nyc-

November 19, 2014

JA-One Scuffle Outtake 1988

ja-one-tag-fight-1988The ubiquitous “JA-One” found his way into this somewhat ancient photo, as he often does…

©Matt Weber

October 27, 2014

“GUN” Lower East Side 1988

GUN-Graffiti-matt-weber©Matt Weber

August 26, 2014

.357 NYC 1989

Woman-HoleInWall-1989 copy©Matt Weber

May 19, 2014

West 84th Street 1989

grafitti-scuba-matt-weberAn old fave…

©Matt Weber

May 7, 2014

“Mona Lisa” By Freedom 1985

freedom-mona-lisa-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 11, 2014

Canal Street 1990

grafitti=graffiti-truck-matt-weber©Matt Weber

March 9, 2014

“ALI…S.A.” TIMES SQ. 1986


The one and only, ALI!

©Matt Weber

February 24, 2014

“The 91st Street Ghost Station” 1973

malta!s.a.-ghost=station-matt=weberFinally after 41 years I have been able to make a halfway decent scan of this ‘rare” Malta! piece at the 91st Street ghost station…

©Matt Weber

January 2, 2014

Henry Chalfant & Joe-136 (Print Scan)

henry-chalfant-matt-weberToday is Henry Chalfant’s birthday. I took this picture twenty years ago on my old block. He is standing in front of the building which Robert Duvall use to live in. The thing is, even though Henry is the foremost expert on NYC grafitti, his expertise really started a few years after I had stopped writing. He was nice enough to pose next to this Joe-136 tag which meant a lot more to me, than it did to him! The tag was only visible after a hard long rain. Then it would appear magically like a Polaroid photo to remind me of 1971 when I would keep track of what was being written on those subway walls and tenement halls…

December 28, 2013

“Lower East Side” 1990

NYC-Graffiti-matt-weber©Matt Weber

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