April 18, 2021

‘Time Slice’ Mesmerizing Photo Show The Same Location At Different Times Of Day

The Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei, has challenged the idea that a photo is a single captured moment. He has produced a series of images called ‘Time is a Dimension.’ They capture the passage of time by combining numerous photographs to compose an existence rather than just a moment. From Fong Qi Wei: ‘This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours, mostly of sunrises and sunsets.’

Fong Qi Wei

“So I played around with the tools of digital photography and post-processing to give you this series: Time is a dimension. This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours, mostly of sunrises and sunsets.

The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see in a still image.”

These stunning photographs are not just colorful depictions of city life – they are also part of a visionary attempt to capture the passage of time in still images.

Fong Qi Wei: Website

 

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Each shot is even more mesmerizing when animated, as evident in the artist’s collection of gifs.

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei