NYC Street Photography by Matt Weber

April 17, 2014

“Lonesome Traveler” 1990

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April 12, 2014

“The Last Days of the Bowery” 1986

bowery-bum-matt-weberI have mixed emotions about this picture. He came up to my cab looking for some money, which he got, but I felt compelled to take a picture of a man who had lost everything. I know he may have had a rough childhood and taken to the bottle at an early age, but I also can’t help but wonder if he had served his country many years earlier. If he was 60 when I took this picture, he would have been 18 in 1944. He could have seen things no one should have  in Europe or the South Pacific, and he certainly could have been old enough to have served in Korea. I realize it’s total conjecture, but I think many of the poor men who ended up on the Bowery, were at one point soldiers…

January 26, 2014

“Rich Man, Poor Man” Diptych NYC 1988

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December 24, 2013

Christmas 2012

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October 17, 2013

“The Minnesota Strip” 1989

Back in the 1970s the stretch on 8th Ave. north of the port authority, was called “The Minnesota Strip” because of the large amount of runaway teens (from the mid-west) that would get off the bus and wander up 8th Ave. Often these kids were preyed upon instantly as they got off the Greyhound bus by the local pimps, and within days they were selling their bodies for their new employers…

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October 10, 2013

Spliced

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September 29, 2013

“Marlboro Country” 1989

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August 23, 2013

34th Street 2013

*Mannequin-Touches-Shirtless-Man-2013 copyAs much as I have enjoyed shooting color film the past few years, there are pictures which I’m certain are best taken with TRI-X…

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August 3, 2013

“No Change” 2012

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July 17, 2013

FUTURE SHOCK 1988

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July 6, 2013

“Hydrant” 1988 (New Scan)

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June 24, 2013

Down 2013

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June 18, 2013

One Thin Dime 1988

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January 26, 2013

The Thunderbirds 1990

thunderbird-wineI was shocked when I found this arrangement and it takes a bit to shock me. I guess I thought it may have been one of those Santeria sacrifices which were quite popular in New York twenty years ago. (Might still be)

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January 6, 2013

“YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY” 1990

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December 24, 2012

“Christmas Day 2004″

**CHRISTMAS-DAY-2004He wasn’t happy with me. I wasn’t happy that he was freezing, and that he was standing next to Madison Avenue’s idea of male perfection. Sometimes its a tough call whether or not to take a picture. Maybe I was wrong, but I still feel the same anger I felt when I look at this one…

 

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