nonhocapito wrote:Was a "person with camera" (once again) included in the picture as a psychological device to make us believe that "everyone saw and documented" the scene? Is this clue telling us that this picture is in fact completely fake?
I'm having difficulty identifying the spectator's video camera. It's got a characteristic Sony-named handstrap guard, and in 2001 would probably have been Hi8 format. It's like a CCD-TRV88 (see http://www.manualowl.com/m/Sony/CCD-TRV88/Manual/59025
), but appears to have far too much silver-grey molding around the lens, unless it's some form of after-market add-on. The camera is shown as having a *huge* non-standard sensitive cardoid microphone of a design normally intended for use in far-off low audio recording...it serves here as an unsubtle pointer in towards the subject-matter. I was intrigued as to whether the camera itself might have been a technical anachronism...thoughts? Is there some suggestion of insertion artefacts around her face, and the trailing edge of her right arm, or is this just resolution pixel aliasing, and she's definitely there?
Am I being super-critical?
What is going on with that perspective ramp or bench (or plank?) up from the foreground? How does it meet the convex subway signage? What is happening with that larger 'wide-framed' picture at the focus of the composition? Is there a depth anomoly behind this icon display upstand and the subway signage?
Look at the sunlight squares to the right of the (very large?) orange traffic cone. Why are they not directly matching the skylights? Optically, are they not far too small as projected dilations of light? What is creating that odd 'head+neck?'-shaped shadow within the top of the upper pair, on the sidewalk?
I fully note the observation that the individual fliers/posters go up far too high...such that in fact the upper posters wouldn't be seen by a passer-by at a distance outwith the display down-stand.
And also, the overall effect is too composed, there's not enough jostling for space, not enough overlapping, not enough paper colour variation.....it's actually a bit like a curated display already respectful of itself. And a random sequence of grieving people would start posting from the bottom up, not the top down, and certainly not centred on an eyeline. How are they attached, other than the token large 'bordered', one with black sticky tape?
And where do these compulsory square glass candle reliquaries come from? Whether Norway or New York, they seem to be instantly available, and a totemic necessity....
PS: Can anyone explain why the number "11" has its own poster on the photo above or is this more subliminal code?
Happenstance subway stance....or.....