Matt Weber, $1.15 Taxi Driver, 1988
The subject of Checker cabs (no, this isn't one) came up on Sunday, and reader Matt Weber mentioned that he had a number of pictures of Checkers in the "Cars and Buses" section of his website. As indeed he does.
I don't know how I've managed to miss Matt's site for so long. There's a lot of quiet but sensitive street photography from thirty years or so, and I'm finding a lot there that's good to look at. See if you can spot all the Checkers (not just the familiar shape as a burnt-out hulk), but don't make the mistake of neglecting to explore the rest of Matt's site.
I notice that with most photography, but especially with street photography, I tend to pick and choose—edit in my mind, you might say. There are always some pictures I dismiss, and that's as true of Matt's site as any other. But as long as there are also gems there to find that I really enjoy, I'm happy.
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