NYC Street Photography by Matt Weber

June 6, 2013

Bus Boy 1989

gm=bus-1989©Matt Weber

June 5, 2013

Plant Man 1988

matt-weber-1988©Matt Weber

June 4, 2013

Firebird 1988

pontiac-firebird-matt-weber

Rush Hour 1988

matt-weber-NYC--1988©Matt Weber

Bus Kids 1988

matt-weber-1988©Matt Weber

June 3, 2013

Van Kids 1990

kids-van-matt-weber©Matt Weber

June 2, 2013

GGGGGGGGGOAL!

soccer-goal-central-park©Matt Weber

June 1, 2013

Blizzardish 2012

portra-800©Matt Weber

May 31, 2013

SOHO 1986

coca-cola©Matt Weber

Empire State

empire-state-building©Matt Weber

May 30, 2013

The Highline

Highline-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2013

May 29, 2013

The Family That Shoots Together…

dad-daughter-gun©Matt Weber 2013

May 28, 2013

“Planeterium” 2013

Planeterium-Matt-Weber

“CBGB’s Sort of” 2013

CBGBS-2013©Matt Weber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I walked into what was once CBGB’s and its now a high end clothing store! Rock & Roll posters abound, so the place is trying to pay homage to its past, but it feels awful…

May 27, 2013

Candid 2013

women-are-still-beautifulI’m guilty of photographing New Yorkers all day long as they are, and rarely have asked for permission. Recently a woman in San Francisco visited the new Garry Winogrand exhibit and was left feeling that Garry had crossed “many lines” and was in need of a reprimand 29 years after his untimely death. A fairly well known photo critic agreed with her and would like street photographers to explain themselves and that’s fine. If one likes portraits, then by all means, explain away. The truth is that I occasionally operate too aggressively, and come off poorly when out and about with my camera. I have been yelled at and threatened too many times to count and I understand both sides of this argument better than most. I don’t need to bring up how important “Street Photography” is to the history books in terms of recording modern life, which is constantly in flux. Many others have already belabored this point. It really comes down to how important is art, and is it worth pissing someone off to achieve it on a very rare basis. Everyone who practices or even enjoys street photography knows that 99% of it is not going to qualify as a total success. That a really great picture is so hard (Almost impossible) to achieve, is what makes the art of street photography such a challenge, and also so rewarding.

I have upset way too many people to totally disregard the arguments for more civility and better manners. I just find portraits boring 90% of the time. I don’t own any books by Richard Avedon, while I own every single book published of Garry’s work…

To each his own.

May 25, 2013

PHOTO

PHOTO-MATT-WEBER

A “PHOTO” I like!

©MATT WEBER

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