January 15th, 2011Life
So I haven’t been shooting as much the past two days as I have moved my focus to helping a friend clean up her family home which was hit hard. The house is in Chelmer and came right through the house. I have snapped a few photos on the way there and a couple as we knock off each night but once there I mainly left the camera aside to do whatever I can. On the first day I only really helped out for three hours and today was only there from 1:00 as it took me almost 3 hours to get there. There have been random people though helping, friends pulling crews together of 15 + people, some of her old highschool friends that she hasn’t seen since highschool dropping in. I know this is just one story, but you can see the same story over and over again in each house.
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January 14th, 2011Life
End of Day 3 of the Brisbane floods sees me mainly hitting two areas to get a few snapshots just before the sun goes down. I start by photographing Victoria Street in Windsor again as I had received a frantic email from a current Canberra resident who has a house on this street. She had not managed to get through to the tenants and had no idea what the state of her house was. It turns out the tenants were currently overseas and had no idea their hometown was experiencing flooding. On hearing reports that her home was only hit knee height she was extremely relieved and sent out all her best wishes to the Brisbane homes that were hit harder.
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January 12th, 2011Life
So today has been the first day that Brisbane has been under any serious threat from the South East Queensland flooding. Evacuations have been occurring around low lying areas and a general sense of nervousnes is starting to rise. Experts predict floods will hit its peak in two days, these images come from the first evening and night taking in the effects so far from the flood waters.
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Tags: 2011, brisbane, cbd, elleni toumpas, first day, flooding, floods, images, january, photograpy, photos, pics, pictures, west end, wilston