Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

July 11, 2016

“BOX” Summer of ’09

©Matt Weber*Coney-BOX!!! copy

June 25, 2016

Untitled 2016

Good samaritans breaking up a fight, and probably saving the guy on the right a trip to Roosevelt hospital…

©Matt Weber**Fight-34!-3 copy

June 10, 2016

Untitled 2016

A little tussle over drink money. Bible present…

©Matt Weber**8th-Black-Couple-Fight-HAND-FACE-vert copy

March 9, 2016

Hate Unlimited

So much hate these days. White-Black, Red State-Blue State, Guns-No Guns, Patriots-Muslims, Straight-Gay, Wingnuts-Libtards, Patriots-Mexicans, Pro Life-Pro Choice and the Rich vs Poor. I’m sure I left a few out…

©Matt Weber*Sub-Angry-Woman-Fight-Fingers copy

February 29, 2016

The Knockout…Outtake 1989

Window-Knockout-1989 copyIt took me 27 years to notice this frame which was on a different strip of film. I’ve overlooked quite a few images, and I’m glad I decided to finally revisit my old negatives…

©Matt Weber

February 15, 2016

“Knockout Diptych” 1989

These photos and most others are available for documentary use, and also can be purchased as signed archival prints…©Matt WeberKnockout-Diptych-1989 copy

November 29, 2015

“Homeless and Fearless” 2015

They woke up a homeless man by kicking the box that he was sleeping in and insulting him, and he grabbed a homemade weapon of some sorts and took after the group.

Then I watched the group back down as they realized their joke had gone too far. The last time I saw one guy stand up to this many guys without displaying fear was in 1979…
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September 21, 2015

Coney Island 2015

I’m not a fan of violence but I have always run towards fights. What I have repeated many times is “I like motion and emotion” I suppose fights are as good as it gets in capturing both at the same time…©Matt Weber**Coney-Bike-Fight! copy

Coney Island 2015

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September 9, 2015

Untitled 2015

*8th-Ave-Latino-PlayFight-kick copy©Matt Weber

June 18, 2015

Central Park South 2015

Fight-Drawing copyThis latest kerfuffle could aptly be titled “Horsing Around” but titles are frowned on in these parts…©Matt Weber**Horse-Fight! copy

November 19, 2014

JA-One Scuffle Outtake 1988

ja-one-tag-fight-1988The ubiquitous “JA-One” found his way into this somewhat ancient photo, as he often does…

©Matt Weber

October 16, 2014

Hell’s Kitchen (Faint Echo)

boy-fights-hellsKitchen-matt-weber©Matt Weber 2014

September 29, 2014

Love Tap

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

September 23, 2014

42d Sreet 2010

42d-street-fight-matt-weber©Matt Weber

August 25, 2014

Harlem Scuffle

fight-harlem-matt-weber©Matt Weber

August 9, 2014

Last Fight on Film

fight-subway-nyc-matt-weberHe kept yelling at the white guy “You’re a serial fellatio addict!” “You constantly commit fellatio on hundreds of men, all the time!” You commit fellatio” “fellatio lover!” And then eventually the poor guy who’d been circled by this homophobic idiot like a wolf, yelled back at him “I do commit fellatio all the time!” “That’s right, I am a British Cigarette!”

 

See how hard it is not to use profanity on occasions like this?

 

After their verbal exchange, the doors on the subway to the left of them opened, and the black guy shoved the “British Cigarette” through the doors where he collapsed into a crumpled ball. I did press the shutter but nothing happened.

The camera refused to take a picture!

Once again, I had run out of film…

©Matt Weber 2014

August 2, 2014

Grand Army Plaza

fight-matt-weberPossibly the perfect frontispiece for the “Fight Book”.

©Matt Weber

July 1, 2014

Cat Fight 2014

black-cats-fight-matt-weberIf I ever get off my butt and try to publish the “Fight Book” then these adorable sisters will probably find their way in…

©Matt Weber

June 5, 2014

“Blacky & Cooper Fighting” 1992

cat-fight-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 13, 2014

“The Attack on West 55th Street” Triptych 1988

URBAN-PRISONER-MATT-WEBER©Matt Weber

January 8, 2014

“Target Practice” 2013

boxing-matt-weber©Matt Weber

December 21, 2013

Aftermath 1988

crack-cocaine-fight-matt-weber©Matt Weber

December 12, 2013

“The Theory of Evolution” 2013

**Amst-Fight-2001-2013!white©Matt Weber

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