These Incredible Images Capture the Passage of Time as Light Changes Throughout the Day

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Fong Qi Wei is a photographer with a unique vision: He wanted to depict the passage of time with still images rather than with video as is customarily the case. His stunning “Time is a Dimension” series does just that by capturing cityscapes that illustrate how light changes throughout the day.


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Wei says his work defies classification explaining that, “Photographic galleries call my work paintings, while traditional galleries specializing in paintings call my work photographs.”


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Regardless of terminology, Wei says the only thing that matters to him is, “I can show that scientific ideas like space-time can be beautiful, or that anatomy can teach us to look closely at beauty.”


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Based in Singapore, Wei has been using digital photography as his medium for over 10 years and he is actively involved in the printmaking process to achieve his final vision.


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For his “Time is a Dimension” images Wei photographs locations from the same spot throughout the course of a day. He then splices the photographs together to create a single image depicting how the scene changed over several hours.

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Wei’s conceptual work encourages viewers to contemplate what they see by providing a unique perspective on familiar subjects. “My goal,” he says, “is to engage you on a deeper level as you look at my work.”

You can view more of Wei’s unique imagery on the popular #fongqiwei Instagram page and on his website. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @ShutterbugPix where we’re sharing our favorite photos from our followers.