Thomas Hoepker 9 11 photograph
I came across this picture today for the first time and I have to say that this is the best photograph that I have ever come across. I’m not sure that there has ever been a photograph that has put me almost in a trance due to its content. The depiction that this is just a normal day, a sunny September day where people are just chilling out and having fun couldn’t be more further from the truth when you see the images of September 11 2001.
I remember that day being a sunny and glorious day weather wise in New York and Hoepker is embracing that weather as sunny days generally mean good days. Should you go across the way to Ground Zero there was terror and destruction and thousands of photographs showing horror and dismay as nearly 3000 lives were lost in those two towers alone.
Just the image of people relaxing is so strong and whats more is that the don’t seem to notice or care about whats going on when the Western World watched in dismay and shock. truly an amazing image.