|Eerie 1976 Photograph of Plane Crashing into Pan Am Building. The plane is not a real plane, but a model plane that is juxtaposed so that it looks like a real scene. We see the plane at the precise moment before impact. It's very credible and disturbing. Only after careful examination do you realize that it is a toy plane. But the meaning of the photograph in light of future events is no kid's stuff. Ironically, the omni-present image of the World Trade Center is absent in this photograph of the Manhattan skyline.
|| This is an image of a six inch bronze statue photographed with a 18mm lens. The statue is held in the photographer's right hand, and simultaneously he snapped this haunting image with his left hand. The runner seems to be reflecting a bizarre yellow-orange light as if it were from a fire. It's a straight shot (no Photoshop) taken on location, from the very edge of the roof of WTC One. At the time, Funk did not know that 25 years into the future, the picture would have even greater meaning of symbolically showing people running from the Trade Center tragedy.
||A cheap tourist-like oil painting sits on a railing on the Brooklyn Heights promenade. The painting is positioned directly in front of the New York skyline as it appeared in 1973. The World Trade Center Tower Two is still under construction with a crane on the roof. The oil painting, it's original intent to be a beautiful, impressionist interpretation of lower Manhattan, somehow takes on a dual nature of beauty and horror. The artist's expressive use of red gives the impression that lower Manhattan is on fire, with billowing clouds that look like smoke. The painting juxaposed against the World Trade Center creates a Nostradamus-like prediction of 9-11.