Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s history, claiming the lives of 181 people and leaving behind nearly $30 billion in rebuilding costs. Touched by the events of that February day, photographer Fabrice Wittner set out to confront the destruction the best way he knew how: by making art. His Enlightened Souls project utilizes large, human-sized stencils that are painted with light during long exposures, creating thin portraits that appear almost like holograms. Many more images and process shots can be seen here. Images courtesy the artist. (via behance)