Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Here’s an anonymous color photo that I have in my collection. It is just what it is—which is to say I have no better explanation for this than you do. I think it dates to around the 1960s. I can say that is inexplicably haunting and wonderful and profound all at the same time, almost a cross between a film still by photographer Cindy Sherman and that moment one might see The Rapture... or that last flash of thousand suns at Alamagordo, NM. Some pictures are just great not knowing the real story— in fact, I’d rather not know what this was all about, to be honest. I am sure the real story behind this picture would be quite UN-interesting. 
Image © Accidental Mysteries, collection of John and Teenuh Foster

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