NYC Street Photography by Matt Weber

August 1, 2014

East 9th Street 1988

lower-east-side-matt-weberIf you were in the vicinity of 9th St & 3d Ave. back in the late 1980’s you may remember this fellow who was usually panhandling on the east side of third Ave…

©Matt Weber

July 30, 2014

Old Globetrotter

globetrotter-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

July 9, 2014

Homeless 2014

homeless-kitten-cat-matt-weber©Matt Weber

May 31, 2014

TRAGEDY 1989

Too-High-Drunk-matt-weber©Matt Weber

May 30, 2014

Madison Ave. 1988

Homeless-Cart-Madison-Mannequin-matt-weber©Matt Weber

May 15, 2014

“Vital Signs” L.E.S. 1989

vital-signs-homeless-drugs-matt-weber©Matt Weber

May 12, 2014

“Trolley Entrance Queensboro Bridge” 1985

trolley-queensboro-bridge-matt-weberThere was a group of homeless fellows living on the 59th Street bridge thirty years ago, and the trolley entrance was yet to be removed for reasons unknown to me…

 

©Matt Weber

May 5, 2014

Bowery-Cropped

Bowery-Bums-matt-weberThere is a focal point to almost every picture and I think the way her body curves around his face as he looks up at her is it…

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“The Bowery Boys” 1988

bowery-winos-matt-weberDoes my never ending nostalgia also include the last of the Bowery boys? I don’t know, but the ugly glass buildings they have built for the rich on the Bowery will disgust me forever…

©Matt Weber

April 29, 2014

NYC 1987

wines-liquor-store-matt-weberStill finding old negatives. By accident I hit the invert button and decided to leave the picture this way. It was too drab an image in the first place!

©Matt Weber

April 28, 2014

St. Marks Pl. 1987

homeless-indian-east-village-matt-weber“Indian Joe” enjoying a smoke…

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April 27, 2014

“Panhandling in Times Square” 9/13/01

panhandling-9/11-matt-weberIt didn’t take long for this guy to come up with an angle…

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April 26, 2014

“Veselka” 1989

veselka-coffeeshop-matt-weber©Matt Weber

A mural from 1984 by Arnie Charnick

April 17, 2014

“Lonesome Traveler” 1990

homeless-matt-weber©Matt Weber

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

nyc-1988-matt-weber©Matt Weber

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