New York Street Photography by Matt Weber

September 22, 2014

Farewell to Summer

*Coney-FarewellToSummer-BW-2014©matt Weber

September 21, 2014

42d & 6th Ave 1985

42d-6thAve-1986 copy120 HP5 film for some reason had a mildew issue, at least in my case it did.

©Matt Weber

September 20, 2014

Artists or Assholes?

subway-dancer-performer-matt-weberBy now most of you have seen these subterranean gymnasts, who hustle or perform in the subways to earn a few bucks. I think there is a crackdown against them, and the people are still divided as to whether or not they like these guys. At least half the passengers seem to smile and enjoy them, while the other half does their best to ignore them…

©Matt Weber 2014

September 19, 2014

“New York, New York”

Coney-island-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

September 18, 2014

Times Sq. 2014

subway-matt-weber©Matt Weber

September 17, 2014

“A Drinking Life”

alcoholism-matt-weberPete Hamill’s book “A Drinking Life” describes old New York’s drinking culture as well as any book ever could…

©Matt Weber 2014

September 16, 2014

Smoke

**TEEN-Smokes-Rain-far-2014 copy©Matt Weber

September 15, 2014

Cop

subway-police-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 13, 2014

Some Girls

blond-women-42d-street-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

September 12, 2014

Riverside Park 1996

Riverside=park-matt-weber©Matt Weber

September 11, 2014

9/11/01

9/11-matt-weber©Matt Weber

September 10, 2014

Trenton N.J. 2001

trenton-kids-matt-weberI took this picture just a few weeks before the massacre and wonder what became of this group of kids…

©Matt Weber

September 9, 2014

Columbus Circle 2014

subway-teens-matt-weber©Matt Weber

September 8, 2014

86 Street 2014

teenagers-nyc-matt-weberThe Kids Are Still Alright…

©Matt Weber

September 7, 2014

Texas 1992

gas-station-matt-weber©Matt Weber

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