8,8 Pieces Project: Awareness & Action for the Earthquake in Chile

19

Read about Chris Leskovsek (nadameanschris) 's story about the project that he created during the recent earthquake in Santiago, Chile, and download the visual book for free.

Chris Leskovsek (aka nadameanschris)
8,8 Pieces (http://nadameansnothing.com)

So as most of you have heard/read/saw there was a huge earthquake that rocked the central-south part of Chile back on February 27th. Well, this is my story about this little project i did during the earthquake in Santiago, Chile.

I remember I was going to bed at 3am after a good friend visited me and had some drinks. My cats were acting weird and I thought they just wanted to go outside as most nights when they sleep inside the house. So after I took them out, my bed started shaking (3:34am). I was relaxed and stayed calmed, just thinking it was a small typical quake (which is normal to happen here in Chile), but this thing was not stopping and I started hearing things falling down in my kitchen. So I jumped out of the bed and went to see if my girlfriend’s daughter, that was sleeping in her room was ok. I woke her up, but as she was totally sleepy. She didn’t even notice how huge the earthquake was. Right after 2 or so minutes, the whole quake stopped but was followed by a whole blackout that left us without any type of communication with friends and family.

I woke up at 7 the next morning and turned on the tv, and local channels were not transmitting anything at all, so I jumped to over CNN and there it was, our (now) ex-president Bachelet, saying that this huge earthquake was a national emergency and half of the country was on the floor. In that very moment I knew that this was huge. I thought that maybe this is something you live through only “once in a lifetime” and I needed to document this somehow. So I jumped off the bed, grabbed a bunch of cameras (film and digital) but then I thought that since I needed to be quick, carrying a huge digital slr wouldn’t help, ‘cause people will get scared, and i needed “honesty” in my pictures. So I grabbed my ol’ ‘84 Lomo LC-A and a bunch of film, and went around the whole city for 3 days in a row shooting, to build what you are now about to see (download book).

This is a small visual book. I’m giving it away for free (to download), and I’m working on getting printed versions of it, to get all proceeds to the Red Cross. My intention with this small book, is to make people get up and help. We all have some talent in what we do…but that’s the start. DO things…

Download Chris Leskovsek’s 8,8: http://nadameansnothing.com/blog/88-pieces/
View the album: http://lomography.com/homes/nadameanschris/albums/chile-earthquake

written by shhquiet on 2010-03-23 in #news

19 Comments

  1. nural
    nural ·

    Really nicely documented...

  2. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    good pictures. i think this terrible happening got way too little attention.

  3. coca
    coca ·

    good pictures....as a chilean i'm used to quakes, actually this is my second earthquake, but this one was really really strong, but Chile is strong too!! will be ok....FUERZA CHILE!!

  4. iaki
    iaki ·

    In this album I have earthquake photos too www.lomography.com/homes/iaki/albums/the-great-lomo-lc-a-ra…

    I want to write about this, I have the LC-A from the race in this moment. But this note is very nice :)

  5. iaki
    iaki ·

    oww the link is broken
    but the album is The great Lomo LC-A race third film kodak EBX

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    terrible what happened to Chile... great documentation of this earthquake!

  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    FUERZA CHILE

  8. paramir
    paramir ·

    wow. strong. very powerful book you made. well done!

  9. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    glad you were OK and impressed with your idea. Way to go!!

  10. nadameanschris
    nadameanschris ·

    thank you guys for the comments and support to my idea!.

  11. lcburke
    lcburke ·

    ¡Fuerza Chile!
    These pictures are beautifully communicative of the destruction in Chile. Sometimes numbers and statistics aren't enough; photographs help portray the damage in a way that is much more relatable.

  12. genialosa
    genialosa ·

    I hadn´t courage to come out to take pictures back to the damaged sites after the earthquake, it wasn´t fun!!!
    Yo no tuve valor de salir a tomar fotos lomo a los lugares dañados tras el terremoto, no era divertido!! /

  13. genialosa
    genialosa ·

    pero te felicito por hacer el registro.
    Saludos

  14. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    great work in documenting such a horrible tragedy

  15. stouf
    stouf ·

    Amazing report on a terrible event ! And nice project too.

  16. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    very well done.

  17. lomoteddy
    lomoteddy ·

    superb work, thoughtful, thank you

  18. disdis
    disdis ·

    Ojala no hubiera fotos de ese terremoto... significaría que no pasó nada... aunque una vez pasado es bueno que lo veamos los que no lo vivimos. Gracias!

  19. redbohemia
    redbohemia ·

    Amazing job you've done here...

More Interesting Articles

  • Newcomer of the Week: moseslau1988

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-07-20 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: moseslau1988

    He's a professional chef at one of the top hotels in Singapore. During his free time, he tries to explore the metropolis and take photographs of things that inspire him. Get to know more about Moses Lau, or simply moseslau1988 in the Communiy, our Newcomer of the Week!

    3
  • Football Photography on a New Level: Petzval on the Field

    written by zonderbar on 2014-11-10 in #lifestyle
    Football Photography on a New Level: Petzval on the Field

    We first came across Ryu Voelkel while he was shooting for his photography book about the World Cup in Brazil. His use of Aerochrome Film for the project especially caught our attention. Now the Berlin-based sports photographer has finished his book and is ready for the next challenge: testing the Petzval at a football match.

    2
  • Petzval LomoAmigo: Dale McCready

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: Dale McCready

    Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.

  • Shop News

    Get world’s finest grain film shot!

    Get world’s finest grain film shot!

    Original fresh stock from Kodak 50D, prepped and rolled for clean safe C-41 standard development as an ISO 50 film!

  • Julian Hand takes the LC-A + on Tour

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-01-12 in #people #lomoamigos
    Julian Hand takes the LC-A + on Tour

    Julian Hand is an experimental filmmaker who embraces analogue photography and methods in his work. He creates visuals for The Oscillation, a UK based psych band and recently went on tour to Spain with the LC-A + camera. Have a look at his shots here.

  • Petzval In All Its Glory by Chris Pollard

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-01-20 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval In All Its Glory by Chris Pollard

    London based photographer Chris Pollard captured the catwalks and presentations of London Collections: Men (LCM) - the capital’s showcase of menswear trends this season with the Petzval Lens. His wonderful photos from that night will be showcased in our Lomography Soho Store from Feb 5th onwards. Keep on reading for the details.

    5
  • Exhibition: Florian Reischauers - Grüß Gott, A Fairy Tale

    written by efrost on 2015-01-09 in #news
    Exhibition: Florian Reischauers - Grüß Gott, A Fairy Tale

    Florian Reischauer’s LomoHome isn’t the only thing he’s known for in the Lomography community. The photographer is also regarded for his series “Pieces of Berlin,” which started as a popular blog and formed the pages of his own book. His latest series “Grüß Gott- A Fairy Tale” takes its turn center stage and is slated to appear in a solo exhibition at the Deutsches Haus at the University of New York.

  • Shop News

    Get all the Filters you need to tickle out the most of your shots!

    Get all the Filters you need to tickle out the most of your shots!

    We have prepared a special set of filters to boost up your creative possibilities with the Petzval or any other lens with a 58mm filter mount. Get all in one set or pick your favourite and step up your game!

  • Sprocket Rocket Workshop at The London Analogue Festival

    written by dribri on 2014-08-29 in #events
    Sprocket Rocket Workshop at The London Analogue Festival

    The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.

  • Bob Mazzer - Underground Exhibition London

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-06-12 in #events
    Bob Mazzer - Underground Exhibition London

    During the 1980s Bob Mazzer worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema. He began photographing his daily commute to and from work on the Underground. What followed was a collection of photographs that capture the cultural and social history of London in the 1980's.

    1
  • Pieces of Berlin Make Their Way to NYC

    written by efrost on 2014-09-29 in #people #events
    Pieces of Berlin Make Their Way to NYC

    Photographer Florian Reischauer is no stranger to the Lomography community. In 2013, our LomoAmigo took a Lubitel 166+ out for a spin and told us about his famous blog, "Pieces of Berlin". A few years earlier, he took time to take part in the 5 Questions on Analogue Photographyseries. Now, we’re here to give you the latest scoop on Florian Reischauer and his next appearance in NYC to present his new book which was based off of his blog, "Pieces of Berlin 2009-2013".

  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Milestones of the 110 Film Format

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-30 in #lifestyle
    Milestones of the 110 Film Format

    While the tiny 110 cartridge film has only tickled the fancy of film photographers in the recent years, this format was highly popular during its heydays. For those who have yet to learn about and shoot with 110 film, this timeline looks back at some of the notable milestones of this very compact format!

    1
  • The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    written by andie_sollmer on 2014-10-20 in #news
    The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!

    4
  • Chuck Close shoots larger-than-life instant portraits of Hollywood's finest personalities

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-04-03 in #lifestyle
    Chuck Close shoots larger-than-life instant portraits of Hollywood's finest personalities

    American photorealist and photographer Chuck Close suffers from Prosopagnosia, a disorder that impairs one's ability to recognize faces. Ironically, Close became famous for his huge portraits, which he painted with the help of gridded photographs. In 1988, a seizure resulting from spinal artery collapse rendered him paralyzed from the neck down, but did not stop him from creating masterpieces that patrons enjoy.

    1