Rainer Weiss “Black Holes” 2010

Black Holes can ruin your day. They swallow up entire planets sometimes. My uncle has been searching for them with a gigantic laser beam in Louisiana. I wish I could go on and on about them, but they are definitely above my paygrade.

LIGO

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is a large-scale physics experiment to detect gravitational waves.

THEY FOUND ONE!

LIGO

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is a large-scale physics experiment to detect gravitational waves.

THEY FOUND ONE!

All Photos © Matt Weber

Henry Chalfant & Joe-136 (Print Scan)

henry-chalfant-matt-weberToday is Henry Chalfant’s birthday. I took this picture twenty years ago on my old block. He is standing in front of the building which Robert Duvall use to live in. The thing is, even though Henry is the foremost expert on NYC grafitti, his expertise really started a few years after I had stopped writing. He was nice enough to pose next to this Joe-136 tag which meant a lot more to me, than it did to him! The tag was only visible after a hard long rain. Then it would appear magically like a Polaroid photo to remind me of 1971 when I would keep track of what was being written on those subway walls and tenement halls…