Matt writes:
"The photo was taken as a part of my series of photographs involving nudes and Oregon scenery and landmarks. I had always planned on shooting in front of the Trojan nuclear power plant cooling tower, and it was scheduled to be demolished in a few days, so we drove up and took the photos."

Wikipedia writes:
"Allegedly, the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant was the inspiration for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, Homer Simpson's workplace on the animated television comedy series The Simpsons. However, Matt Groening's publicist denies this."

There are dozens of videos on YouTube, shot at all different angles, of the cooling tower implosion taking place May 21st, 2006.

Matthew Schneider
Portland, OR

July 1st, 2007

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