37 seconds doesn't sound very long, until you start to count it
out; one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three...
suddenly it seems an eternity; an eternity when time stands still
but the earth heaves and shakes violently.
Created by Christchurch photographer Doc Ross, this collection
is of 37 portraits of people affected by the February earthquake
and their stories compressed into just as many words as there were
seconds of shaking. For each portrait, each person was asked to sit
completely still in a chair and support their head while a 37
second exposure multiple image was taken.