Black and White Street Photographs by Matt Weber

December 18, 2014

“No Reagan” Sign 1989

L.E.S.-NO-RAYGUN-1989

December 16, 2014

LIFSCHULTZ Sign West Side Highway 1989

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

©Matt Weber

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 11, 2014

Another Black & White Memory “La Tacita de Oro” 1986

100thSt-LaTacitaDeORO-1986 copyI know this total hyperbole but I once heard that the Beasty Boys lived upstairs in this adorable wooden house on West 100th St. Regardless of who lived there, this building was still in its 19th century elegance when I took this photo. I think there may be a modern restaurant called the Metro Diner there now…

©Matt Weber

December 3, 2014

“Sex, Drugs & Rock N Roll” 1985

sex-drugs-times-squareIn 1973 I stopped taking photographs for reasons which I will not explain, but in December of 1984  I bought an AE-1 Canon and a 50mm lens and started to photograph New York, most often while I was driving my yellow cab. This image was pushed heavily (Probably 3200) since I figured that was the way to go, and to be honest, I never became very good at developing film. Printing was different, but I guess my fear to develop film by inspection with a green safelight, left me guessing, and more often than not, the results were just passable…

November 29, 2014

The Last Pharmacy 1985

LastPharmacy-Neon-1985 copy©Matt Weber

November 25, 2014

STREET

subway-matt-weberCould this be the cover for my next book?

©Matt Weber

November 22, 2014

NYC 1988

JFK-BarberShop-88Hard to believe that its already been 51 years since JFK was assassinated…

©Matt Weber

November 18, 2014

Julian’s Billiards 1985

neon-signs-old-nycI could never play pool to save my life, but my dad was a poolshark, and so were some of the guys I use to run with…

©Matt Weber

 

November 17, 2014

Union Sq. 1985

UnionSq-14St-1985 copyUnion Sq use to be a place where normal people went to shop and now its a very hip place indeed…

©Matt Weber

QUEENSBORO PLAZA 1990

subway-old-nYC-matt-weberEven though it wasn’t the most comfortable bench in the world, I’d like to have it (and the sign) in my house!

©Matt Weber

November 13, 2014

The Deuce 1985

porn-42d-nyc-1980s-xxxfilmsCheck out the $39 white disco suit!

©Matt Weber

November 10, 2014

Chelsea 1989

empire-state-matt-weberThe opening frame from “More than the Rainbow”

©Matt Weber

October 31, 2014

West 23d Street 1988

Hotel-Chelsea-matt-weber©Matt Weber

October 25, 2014

42d & 8th Ave, 1985

42-street©Matt Weber

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