It is difficult to watch a man falling from the world trade centre without attempting to track down evidence of something between the indescribable and the unthinkable. Beyond the symbolism of the event, the instant touches on another of our fears. We are, here, unable to use our capacity to project, having come up against the final barrier to our survival system, the one which prevents us from asking ourselves: why live rather than nothing?
In photography, the question remains permanently suspended. The precision of the picture seems to neutralise the powerful tragedy of the subject matter. It is too clear to be real. The regular structure of the façade accentuates the formal aspect of the image.