Lizzy C Photography, Melbourne Photographer

New Zealand Earthquake Editorial Images

I love to travel, I love it when my work and travel come together. Sometimes I don’t mean for my work and travel to coincide but they do.

Last year I was in NZ for a ski holiday when Christchurch was hit by an earthquake. The earthquake was a magnitude of 7.4 and Christchurch was declared a state of emergency. The earthquake struck at 4:35am. The photos below are shoots I took that day.

The photographs were published in the December-January issue of Insurance and Risk Professional.

Despite living in Japan for a couple of years and feeling numerous earthquakes, I’d never seen or experienced anything like this before.  I was impressed at how quickly the recovery efforts started and how life seem to continue on.