Black and White Street Photographs by Matt Weber

December 9, 2014

gibbous

gibbous-moon-nyc©Matt Weber

December 8, 2014

Upper West Side 2014

Smoke-Stare-Cigarette-95-2014 copy©Matt Weber

December 7, 2014

No Helmets 1988

no-helmets-kids-bicyclesAlmost impossible to see kids riding a bike without helmets these days…

©Matt Weber

December 6, 2014

Summer of ’14

**Coney-Surf-Teen-Beauty-Happy-2014 copyThis might be my favorite summer snap from 2014. I just read that Arthur Leipzig had died and he spent some time shooting Coney Island before I was born. I have  many books from the photographers who worked New York back in the days of the Photo League, and I hope that some of my work contains a tiny essence of their spirit…

 

Good quick read on Mr. Leipzig in the Times.

December 5, 2014

Ouiga

Teen-Girl-Lovers-OUIJA-2014 copy©Matt Weber 2014

December 4, 2014

Rite of Passage

under=turnstyle-subway©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…

Lower East Side 1989 (Who is this Photographer?)

beckerman-ilford-matt-weberCould I have taken a picture of Dave Beckerman 16 years before I met him and became good friends with one of New York’s most dedicated photographers?

 

Dave says no, so he remains unknown, like the famous soldier…

 

©Matt Weber

Family

family-coneyIsland-night©Matt Weber 2014

December 1, 2014

Hell’s Kitchen 1985

tenement-hell's-kitchenThe last one standing…

©Matt Weber

Work

2-Handtrucks!-2014 copy©Matt Weber 2014

November 30, 2014

Bowling at the Beacon 1989

beacon-bowling=alley©Matt Weber

“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 27, 2014

Hell’s Kitchen

*HellsKitchen-Kiss-2014 copy©Matt Weber 2014

November 26, 2014

Lower East Side 1986

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

©Matt Weber

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