I have been doing black and white street photography in New York since 1985. I love the city and the surprises it has in store from me when I go for my frequent walks. I think I have my own style but the work reflects the great street photography tradition of giants like Garry Winogrand, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, William Klein and many more. I believe my best work comes out of the strange combination of feeling tense and antsy and feeling loose and in the groove. My eye is constantly searching, anticipating. It is mental and physical.
Matt Bialer is the author of six books of poetry including Radius (Les Editions du Zaporogue), Already Here, Ark, Black Powder, The Bloop (all from Black Coffee Press) and Bridge (Leaky Boot Press). His poems have appeared in many print and online journals including La Zaporogue, Green Mountains Review, Gobbet, Forklift Ohio and H_NGM_N. He is also an acclaimed black and white street photographer and watercolorist who has exhibited widely. Some of his photographs are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York and the The New York Public Library and his watercolors are in many private collections. His photographic monograph, More Than You Know, was published in 2011 by Les Editions du Zaporogue and Shadowbrook, a book of his paintings was issued by the same publisher in 2012. Matt lives with his wife Lenora Lapidus and daughter Izzy in Park Slope, Brooklyn.