Above: Son Doong Cave, Vietnam (the largest known cave in the world); Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland; Batu Caves, Malaysia; Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA; Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand and Reed Flute Cave, Guangxi, China.
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.
Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda works eight hours a day, taking up to a year to complete gigantic paper illustrations that combine traditional Japanese architecture and landscapes, nature, decay, science fiction and whatever you’re having yourself.
With no idea how the finished piece will turn out, he allows his imagination to dictate the work from day to day, working with an acryllic pen on one 4 x 4 inch square of the illustration at a time.
Above: History of Rise And Fall (pix 1 & 2), Regeneration (pic 3), Ark (pix 4 & 5)