|Low-flying jet makes a bee-line towards World Trade Center's Twin Towers. It's early morning, the light is clean and sharp. The saturated deep blue sky becomes a foreboding black to imply that something bad is going to happen. On second glance, you see that this is a 1974 skyline. The plane is a toy and the picture is a prediction.
|| 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.