I hesitate to admit it, but I do have a favorite photographic fake – or at least a current favorite photographic fake. I say current because I never know when I am going to log onto Facebook and see a new favorite. My current favorite is the image of the Statue of Liberty, symbol of the City that Never Sleeps surrounded by hurricane Sandy in all it apocalyptic grandeur – or at least as much apocalyptic grandeur as one can create from a fairly stock image of the Statue of Liberty mated with an image of a tornado in Nebraska. Actually this is even a recycled image first created when a tornado touched down in Brooklyn two years prior to Hurricane Sandy.
The image is, of course, reminiscent of scenes from the 1984 movie “Ghost Busters.”
Dr. Peter Venkman: “This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.”
Mayor: “What do you mean, “biblical”?”
Dr. Ray Stantz: “What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.”
So a question remains. Where is the divine Ms. Siggy when you need her? No, sorry that’s not it. Who is making all these images and why?