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

November 10, 2016

NYC 11/9/16

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February 11, 2016

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.


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



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


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January 25, 2016

Untitled 2014

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Greenwich Village 2014

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August 15, 2015


I’m not looking for a certain type of person when I go out to shoot. Every now and then I take a picture which bothers me to no end. This one may have been best left in a folder, but it does bring up a few questions about mental health and how people are treated in New York, and of course America….©Matt Weberdrug-addict-meth

July 13, 2015

Mt. Sinai N.Y. 1955-1996

Eve Arnold took the picture of Marilyn, and I took the one of the same monkey bars 41 years later…

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June 12, 2015

West 72d Street 1985

My late uncle Bob with my kid brother and mom…

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March 10, 2015

The Wise Man of 100th Street 1988

Don’t ask why he was wise, I just have a strong feeling about the man…

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November 30, 2014

Bowling at the Beacon 1989

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November 3, 2014

Love Thy Mom

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October 19, 2014

NYC 1987 (New Scan)


Originally titled “Portrait without Permission”

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October 12, 2014

Falafel Man 2014

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October 6, 2014

Self Titled

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August 18, 2014

Rihanna 42d Street

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June 16, 2014

Park Ave 2014

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June 3, 2014

Selfie 2014

selfie-matt-weberHere a self, there a self, everywhere a self self…

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May 10, 2014

The Upper West Side 1970

matt-weber-camera-Kodak-1970This is probably the first and best picture of me with camera in hand…Check out the old barbershop pole. Broadway and 87th Street winter of 1970…

May 7, 2014

“Mona Lisa” By Freedom 1985

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January 11, 2014

“WATCH” 2013

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January 2, 2014

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…

November 22, 2013

NYC 1988

jfk-barbershop-nyc-1988-matt-weberMy only memories of November 22d 1963 are that I was sitting in front of large black & white TV trying desperately to find my favorite show,” Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse”.  Five years later the RFK assassination found me once again in front of a TV and watching him murdered, was and is one of my most indelible childhood memories…

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June 4, 2013

Firebird 1988


January 21, 2013

Self Portrait 2012

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January 19, 2013

“Leica Noctilux F1” Christmas 2012

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A friend was kind enough to lend me her 50mm F1 Noctilux so I could do a few test exposures. I had never used one before. It is heavy and the one attribute which it has is that at F1 it turns everything but the subject, into total mush…

I like it but doubt I’ll ever have the extra $$$ laying around to buy one.

©Matt Weber

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