Black and White Street Photographs by Matt Weber

December 18, 2014

Coney Island 2014

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December 17, 2014

“Wonder Girl” 2013

*Coney-Wonder-Woman-Night-2013 copy©Matt Weber

December 16, 2014

The Nanny 2013

*Coney-BlackNanny-2-Babies-2013 copy©Matt Weber

December 11, 2014

“A Carny comes to Coney” 2014

homeless-teenagersThe kid on the right said he was a carny from Texas…

©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 3, 2014

Family

family-coneyIsland-night©Matt Weber 2014

November 8, 2014

Skin

tattoo-coney-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

October 21, 2014

Coney Island

coney-latina-surf-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

October 15, 2014

Slow Night at Coney

coneyIsland-night-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

October 5, 2014

Coney Island 2010

coney-Pier-Diver-matt-weber©Matt Weber

September 30, 2014

End of the Line

Sub-Coney-FENCE-Cane-Man-2014 copy©Matt Weber

September 29, 2014

Love Tap

*Coney-Couple-PlayFight-2014 copy©Matt Weber

September 22, 2014

Farewell to Summer

*Coney-FarewellToSummer-BW-2014©matt Weber

September 19, 2014

“New York, New York”

Coney-island-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

September 14, 2014

Coney Island 2014

Coney-Black-family-matt-weberOn 9/11 I photographed the final tower’s collapse with my 200mm lens. I never picked the lens up again. I don’t know why this happened, but I have only used two lenses, a 28 & a 35mm since then. The old saying “If you your photos aren’t good enough, you weren’t close enough” sometimes has some truth to it, but you can get too close and that can be bad as well. I think we live in a time where experts, and so called experts can’t shut the fuck up! It is very tiring to read all of the so called rules which are now available everywhere, online and in print. By far the worst is “How to become a fearless street photographer” Every soldier knows that some fear is necessary for self preservation and when on the street, being fearless can get one into trouble but quick.

The only advice I would give, and I won’t charge anyone a penny, is shoot what you want, when you want, but use some common sense! That’s what it’s there for…

September 2, 2014

Coney Island 2014

coney-island-matt-weber©Matt Weber

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