Amazing Sept 11 picture


I was looking at the top links from Fark for the first time today and came across this amazing link. It is to the last pictures of a photographer a the World Trade Center on September 11. The memory card from his digital camera survived when his film and his body didn’t. The picture at the left is his last picture taken just before the second tower collapsed killing him. It links to the whole set of pictures.

From a technical point of view I wonder how many times we will see this happen, where the less volatile digital media – made of metal and not cellulose – will survive to give us a glimpse of the last moments of a photographer’s life.

Written while listening to “Hands Clean”
album ^a

by Alanis Morissette