911 Memorial, Construction Site

Construction Site

Pedestrians at One World Trade Center construction site, New York City.

–> I was contacted by one of my clients to shoot a magazine cover at the 911 Memorial in New York City even though it was still very much under construction. The magazine had a tight deadline and wanted to have the issue out before the memorial’s official opening. The art director and I went to the site to scout, in hopes that there would be one iconic view that would work for our cover.

We creative types tend to be eternally optimistic, often that optimism pays off, sometimes it doesn’t.  We  found one vantage point that would have worked except for one thing. Out of respect for the family members of those who lost their lives on 911, we could not remove the covers from the signature wall. The magazine ended up using a computer generated illustration. The client paid me a scouting fee and covered my travel expenses but I was disappointed to have missed the opportunity for a cover shot. You can’t win them all.

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