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    Camera Antipodea Richard Mahoney's Avatar
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    Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    Dear Readers,

    Just a short notice to mention that the initial iteration of the Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund website is now live:

    Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund (CEHBF) website
    http://savecanterburyheritage.org.nz/

    ``Canterbury’s heritage building stock has suffered irretrievable loss over the past 18 months in the wake of thousands of earthquakes and aftershocks. Many of our most prized buildings are gone forever and many more risk demolition.

    The Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund (the Trust) exists to provide financial assistance to owners of Qualifying Heritage Buildings so that the precious few heritage buildings which remain and which are feasible to repair might be saved.''

    A notable feature of this site -- and the CEHBF campaign in general -- is that all of the new imagery is based on 4x5 colour and B&W sheet film (Astia, TMax 100, and TMax 400). Despite all of the factors currently working against such a project this has been viable -- and no less important, a pleasure -- due to appropriate planning and support.

    A good number of images are yet to be added to the CEHBF website. A few additional images can be found on my own site, a number are still in process, and as the project is ongoing, I'm pleased to say that more remain to be taken:

    Camera Antipodea -- Prep for The Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund
    http://camera-antipodea.indica-et-bu...-building-fund

    I would like to thank everyone who has made this project feasible, the CEHBF, my colleague Kristina Pickford for her careful direction, Edgar Praus of Praus Productions (Rochester, US) for his fine E6 and B&W processing, and Andrew Budd (North Canterbury, NZ) for his splendid scanning and printing. Without their constant support a project of this sort would never have been possible.


    Kind regards,

    Richard Mahoney
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    Re: Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    Good on you Richard.
    David

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    Re: Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    Well done Richard.

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    Re: Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    Thank you both very much.
    Richard Mahoney
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    Re: Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    You have some photos now in the public record like Timothy O sullivan and many famous FSA photographers overseas. The last word is yours.
    David

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    Re: Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    Dear David,

    Quote Originally Posted by mdm View Post
    You have some photos now in the public record like Timothy O sullivan and many famous FSA photographers overseas. The last word is yours.
    You are certainly being a little kind but I'll take the last word regardless One of the things to fall out of all of this has been the chance to take photographs of some buildings that are not part of the CEHBF project proper. This has been very satisfying. Scans of our images of the Canterbury Provincial Government Buildings, for example, arrived back today:

    Camera Antipodea -- Canterbury Provincial Government Buildings, Christchurch
    http://camera-antipodea.indica-et-bu...ment-buildings

    Here is a recent image of main hallway:




    Kind regards, Richard
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    Re: Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    The USA is too damned new. You guys have all the cool old architecture.

    Awesome imagery.

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    Re: Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Website uses Large Format Imagery

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Mahoney View Post
    A notable feature of this site -- and the CEHBF campaign in general -- is that all of the new imagery is based on 4x5 colour and B&W sheet film (Astia, TMax 100, and TMax 400). Despite all of the factors currently working against such a project this has been viable -- and no less important, a pleasure -- due to appropriate planning and support.
    Excellent! Absolutely excellent! You've done your country proud!

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    The USA is too damned new. You guys have all the cool old architecture.
    The US is actually "older" than NZ, but we keep tearing things down. Progress and all that.
    "It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." - Walker Evans

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