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Time Is a Dimension by Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei is a series of landscapes shot from single vantage points over a period of 2 to 4 hours at sunset or sunrise, digitally sliced up and reassembled into layered ‘timelapse’ collages that illustrate the passage of time. Sez he:

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.
Similarly, our experience of a scene is more than a snapshot. We often remember a sequence of events rather than a still frame full of details. In this series, I strive to capture both details and also a sequence of time in a single 2 dimensional canvas.

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13 thoughts on “Timescapes

  1. KirkenBrenner

    Wow! It’s just like a regular photo, but edited to make it look really really awful!

    1. Poot

      Totally disagree. IMO the whole night to day thing is deadly and the images are really eye catching.

      Guess we cancel each other out.

    2. Bob

      I’d have much preferred if they had tried to blend the photos together. As is, it just looks like a dodgy Photoshop filter that most people steer clear of.

  2. benny

    I’ve seen a few of these, but these are the first good ones. Usually the photographer just goes for a vertical split between shots. The first two and the last one are excellent.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      I like them too.

      I stopped reading at “Sez he:” because nine times out of ten those explanations are a cart load of wanky talk which takes away from the piece.

      For examples of this wanky talk read the explanations of the leCool covers here every Thursday (except today, think they’re on holiers).

      1. kwikster

        They go to college to learn the wanky talk, so wankers with money will think they’re buying something good, no matter what it looks like.
        These images though are beautiful.

      2. benny

        Don’t hate the player, hate the game. It’s got to be done. Good art speaks for itself, and I really like these.

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