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
Type
Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:12271

Contains 273 items


Police Art on Montreal St, Christchurch
Police Art on Montreal St, Christchurch
A graffiti-style recruitment advertisement for the NZ Police, depicting police officer Spence Kingi pulling a woman from the rubble.
Spence Kingi Commemorative Art Work
Spence Kingi Commemorative Art Work
A graffiti-style recruitment advertisement for the NZ Police, depicting police officer Spence Kingi pulling a woman from the rubble.
Constable Nao Yoshimizu Comforts a Relative of an Earthquake Victim
Constable Nao Yoshimizu Comforts a Relative of an Earthquake Victim
A graffiti-style recruitment advertisement for the NZ Police, depicting police officer Nao Yoshimizu comforting the grieving relative of an earthquake victim. The image has been further graffitied to hide the officer's uniform, and the original advertisement text ("You too can do something extraordinary. Become a cop.") altered to read "You too can do something ordinary. Become a human".
The Wrecking Crew Move On
The Wrecking Crew Move On
A digger being loaded onto the back of a truck. The photographer comments, "After clearing away the remains of a building in Christchurch, New Zealand destroyed by the February 22 earthquake the digger can now be transported to its next destination for destruction".
Don't Put This Pipe Cleaner in Your Ear
Don't Put This Pipe Cleaner in Your Ear
A worker uses a large water-blasting pipe to clear blocked drains. The photographer comments, "These guys worked really hard late at night to remove the liquefaction blocking our drains, but did not pre-warn people. Our elderly neighbour's toilet was drenched in water".
Vacuuming the Drains
Vacuuming the Drains
Workers use a large water-blasting pipe to clear blocked drains. The photographer comments, "The Australian company Barry Bros Turned up very late at night to clean out our street drains of liquefaction".
Scribbler Police Art
Scribbler Police Art
A digitally manipulated image of a recruitment advertisement for the NZ Police, which depicted police officer Spence Kingi pulling a woman from the rubble. The photographer comments, "Using Scribbler Too I created my interperation of the police rescue during the 22 February earthquake in Christchurch".
Terminated by Snow
Terminated by Snow
A digger parked in a residential street covered in snow.
Bridge Reinforcements in Christchurch
Bridge Reinforcements in Christchurch
Detail of steel bracing supporting the Colombo Street overpass. The photographer comments, "After the earthquake in Christchurch the Colombo St overpass got damaged and they used reinforcing steel beams to hold it up".
What the Earthquake Did to the Riverbank
What the Earthquake Did to the Riverbank
A large crack between a row of trees and the riverbank. A fence lining the riverbank has collapsed. The photographer comments, "On the 22 February 2011 we had an earthquake in Christchurch, which ripped us apart literally. This is what happened to the riverbank at New Brighton. Some trees stayed in place and others dropped 2 feet. The amazing thing was that they all stayed upright".
I'm the King of the Castle
I'm the King of the Castle
A digger works on top of a pile of soil and building rubble.
New Bulbs Please
New Bulbs Please
Detail of a light fitting outside the former Ozone Hotel in North New Brighton. The photographer comments, "The broken light fitting is on the Ozone Hotel, which is red stickered after the 22 February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch. They will need to fix the building before this light gets a new bulb. The distinct blue colour seen is what made the Ozone stand out on Marine Parade".