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
``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
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.