Black and White Street Photographs by 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

Laundry 1989

LongLaundryLine-1989 copy©Matt Weber

December 9, 2014

The Turtles of the 79th Street Rotunda

Matt-79st-Turtles!029 copy©Matt Weber

gibbous

gibbous-moon-nyc©Matt Weber

December 3, 2014

Family

family-coneyIsland-night©Matt Weber 2014

December 1, 2014

Hell’s Kitchen 1985

tenement-hell's-kitchenThe last one standing…

©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 29, 2014

The Last Pharmacy 1985

LastPharmacy-Neon-1985 copy©Matt Weber

November 26, 2014

Lower East Side 1986

lower-east-sideI think these tenements were on or near East Houston Street.

©Matt Weber

Winter is Coming…

UMBRELLA-2012 copy©Matt Weber

November 25, 2014

Woolworth’s 1985

Woolworths-1985 copyFinally the taxpayer on the left is going to be razed and make way for another high-rise. Surprisingly the one on the right, owned by Zabar’s may stay put for awhile…

©Matt Weber

November 24, 2014

Chrysler 1987

chrysler-nyc©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 11, 2014

Urban Blight 1988

welfare-hotels-nyc-1980sThere were quite a few welfare hotels around Herald and Greeley Square back in the ’80s and this pictures is one of my better views of what the welfare kids did with their “spare time”

©Matt Weber

JFK Airport 1988

jfk-airport ©Matt Weber

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