Steve Taylor's Photographs

Photographs and digital images of the earthquake damage around Christchurch, taken by Steve Taylor.

Last updated
8:35pm 28th October 2017
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Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:12271

Contains 273 items


Back of the Old Princess Cinema in New Brighton
Back of the Old Princess Cinema in New Brighton
Bricks have fallen from the walls of the former Princess Cinema in New Brighton, exposing the interior. The photographer comments, "Back of the old Princess Cinema in New Brighton after the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February. In this picture you can see inside the old cinema curtains. This building has now been knocked down as it was so dangerous".
Back of the Old Princess Cinema in New Brighton (2)
Back of the Old Princess Cinema in New Brighton (2)
Detail of damage to the former Princess Cinema in New Brighton. Bricks have fallen from the wall, exposing the interior. The photographer comments, "This is the back of the old Princess Cinema in New Brighton after the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February. The bricks seem to be just on the edge of falling. This building has now been knocked down as it was so dangerous".
Back of the Princess Cinema
Back of the Princess Cinema
Detail of damage to the former Princess Cinema in New Brighton. Bricks have fallen from the wall, exposing the interior. The photographer comments, "This is the side view of the back of the old Princess Cinema in New Brighton after the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February. The bricks seem to be just about to fall, but stayed in place after several big aftershocks. This building has now been knocked down as it was so dangerous".
This was a Two Storey House
This was a Two Storey House
People stand in front of a damaged house in New Brighton. The upper storey at the front of the house has collapsed onto the floor below. The photographer comments, "This house at 158 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch was owned by the man leaning on the fence. He lived next door and his daughter lived here. During the earthquake the 2nd storey stayed mainly whole, but the 1st collapsed. Luckily the daughter was in the top storey. She was rescued from the building by neighbours, by climbing out of the window and down a ladder. Another piece of luck is that most of the belongings were stored in boxes in the garage at the front. Though the garage also collapsed the boxes appear intact. The owner had tried to sell it previously without success".
A Big Mobile Generator
A Big Mobile Generator
A large mobile generator on Travis Road. The photographer comments, "Big mobile generator giving power and relief to hard pressed families in North New Brighton after the Christchurch quake".
The Gap
The Gap
A large crack where the foundation of a building has moved away from the adjoining carpark. The photographer comments, "The gap between Robbies restaurant and bar in New Brighton and the car park after the Christchurch Earthquake".
Waitaki Street a Week After the Quake
Waitaki Street a Week After the Quake
Liquefaction and flooding in Waitaki Street, Bexley. The photographer comments, "Waitaki Street a week after the Christchurch Earthquake. Because of the damage to the drains and liquefaction in the area the streets are not drying out".
12:51 February 22nd 2011
12:51 February 22nd 2011
Digitally manipulated image of the damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, superimposed with a seismograph trace. The photographer comments, "What we want to forget, but must remember".
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament with Crushed Car
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament with Crushed Car
The damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. In the foreground is a vehicle that has been partly crushed by the collapse of the corner of the building.
Beauty is in the Eye of the Photographer
Beauty is in the Eye of the Photographer
A digitally manipulated image of a damaged building in Madras Street. The photographer comments, "After the 22 February earthquake in Christchurch there was a lot of damaged buildings. Sometimes there is the odd one where being unclothed or de-bricked let the world see their beauty".
The Superloo Portaloo
The Superloo Portaloo
A digitally manipulated image of a portaloo. The photographer comments, "It seems that it was a bit of a lottery if your portaloo was ever cleaned and emptied after the Christchurch earthquakes".
An Earthquake Damaged Cliff Top Home
An Earthquake Damaged Cliff Top Home
Damage to a wooden house at the top of a cliff.