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


Cracked
Cracked
A large crack in the concrete floor slab of a building in Barbadoes Street. The photographer comments, "This is a picture of the cracked concrete floor in a shop in the Christchurch CBD. I have a similar crack in my home, but I have not lifted the carpet to look".
Crawling From the Wreckage
Crawling From the Wreckage
A broken television lies among other debris.
Destruction of the Ozone
Destruction of the Ozone
The partially demolished Ozone Hotel in New Brighton, with a digger in the background.
Spotted Amongst the Wreckage of the Ozone
Spotted Amongst the Wreckage of the Ozone
A black and white photograph of a sign reading "A tidy standard of dress is required." In the foreground is a pile of building rubble. The photographer comments, "I reversed this picture in the interests of my followers as it was harder to read the right way round. The wrecking crew did not wear ties, but they did look neat in their orange vests".
The Building Blocks of Life
The Building Blocks of Life
A stack of concrete blocks removed from a building.
No Withdrawals From This Hole in the Wall
No Withdrawals From This Hole in the Wall
Broken panelling on a building on Colombo Street has exposed the interior of the walls. The photographer comments, "Seen in the Christchurch Earthquake Red Zone. If you saw this anywhere else in the world you would have thought that it was a piece of modern art".
Is This One on the Endangered Species List
Is This One on the Endangered Species List
A broken window decorated with a lizard emblem on a building on Hereford Street. The photographer comments, "Many of the buildings are waiting to be demolished. As this one has been abandoned it is probably on the list".
What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?
What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?
Broken stained glass in a window of the ChristChurch Cathedral. The photographer comments, "I only managed to get one picture of the badly earthquake damaged Christchurch Cathedral and I did not want to get the buttresses holding it up like some Medieval siege engine, so I thought this one was perfect. Looking through the window notice that the adjacent wall has gone and the blue windows belong to an office block across the road".
He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother
He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother
A large concrete beam, still partially connected by reinforcing rods to the partially-demolished building it came from lies across an entranceway.
Gap Filler
Gap Filler
A digitally manipulated photograph of the Gap Filler logo.
The Gap Filled
The Gap Filled
A paint-splattered chair sits in front of a brightly-coloured piano painted with a cat's face, part of Gap Filler's Painted Piano Project. The photographer comments, "Gap filler I believe has created three sites filled with a stage area, seating and a piano. This one is at the Junction of Bower Ave and Marine Parade on the site of the demolished TJs Kazbah and opposite the now demolished Ozone. They have really brightened the corner up and we just need a few people to gather and have a nice night of it".
Standing Strong
Standing Strong
Steel bracing on the Moorhouse Avenue overpass. The photographer comments, "Standing underneath I did hear a clump as if a part of the road overhead was pivoting as a car passed over it".