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Matt Weber has been a resident shutterbug if the bustling New York streets for over 25 years. His depictions of the city are raw and somewhat melancholic, reminding viewers of how lonesome and consuming such a busy place can be. His portfolio of work is almost photojournalistic, with spontaneous composition and evident character study. He frequently lenses people on the subway, outlining the splendor of individuality. No one cares what you do in the Big Apple.
Weber was a taxi driver for six years, and brings his veteran knowledge of the city into his works. The majority of his photographs are black and white, creating both a weight of emotion and a certain relatable context. Even those who’ve never stepped foot in a large city can recognize the sorrow, the emptiness and, at times, the pure careless joy.