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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