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Enlightened Souls - Christchurch Quake

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  • Enlightened Souls
    In memory of Christchurch's quake 11.02.22
  • After the 6.3 quake occurred in Canterbury NZ, people were involved to help their neighbors, to rebuild houses, to clean the street or to make donations. I wanted to contribute by doing something too, giving what I was able to, some of my time and skills.Giving support to my friends, to the men and women I met, who told me their stories. I liked somehow to show this support and admiration to all those people I don't even know but who stand strong facing this drama with courage and humility.It's also important to me not to forget the loss when the main thought is about to rebuild.
    I might be a ridiculous rain drop in the ocean of help Christchurch got from every part of the country, 
    but I definitely wanted to be a part of it.
    This project has been submitted to the Christchurch City Council. 
    The donation of prints didn't find any reply yet - everybody can understand that they may have some bigger preoccupations right now - but I'd still like to give it some exposure.
  • Corner of Hill View Road and Phillips Street, Pillipstown, Chch, NZ
  • Corner of Brougham St and Colombo St, Sydenam, Chch, NZ
  • Bond Street, Waltham, Chch, NZ
  • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Barbadoes Street, Center, Chch, NZ
  •                      Wilsons Road, Waltham, Chch, NZ                                              Papanui Street, Merivale, Chch, NZ
  • Bealey Avenue, Center, Chch, NZ
  • Saint Asaph Street, Center, Chch, NZ
  • Fitzgerald Avenue, Center, Chch, NZ
  • Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Chch, NZ
  • The whole process took a bit of time to be complete. I started taking portraits in Christchurch's streets, turned them to real sized stencils before going in the streets again to paint them in my frame. The challenge was to deal with a lot of ambient light and it took quite a few night of trials to reach the good set up. Here's a bunch of photos about the making of.
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