Yesterday I stumbled across this photograph by Peter B. Kaplan (see above) over at Hey Okay. Even though I had never seen it before, it seemed familiar. At first, I thought it was just the quality of the photo that triggered some random memory, reminding me for some reason of the 1980s. But after a second look today, turns out the worker in mirrored sunglasses is the key. He’s channeling an expression that’s eerily similar to the weirdo with bent forks taped over his eyes on the cover of the Scorpions album Blackout. Coincidence? Or was artist Gottfried Helnwein (pictured on the cover of Blackout) also involved in the construction of the World Trade Center?
[World Trade Center photo: Peter B. Kaplan]