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From Beijing to Trieste, a photographer has snapped 38 buildings across the globe, using the 'timeslice' method
Tuesday 02 September 2014
World-famous landmarks are seen as never before thanks to a photography technique known as timeslicing.
The method has allowed American photographer, Richard Silver, to capture shots of buildings with the changing light from dusk to sunset all in one image.
Each photograph is a composite of many, usually 40 to 60, that are taken as the sun sets to allow a fascinating look at how the landscape changes as the light alters. The buildings were chosen because of their special relationship with the city in which they stand.
Originally the idea behind the scheme was for a pull out book, but financial constraints led to a different plan.
“The project started in New York where I live. I would go out and photograph iconic NY buildings at sunset with the intention of doing a book with a fold out showing the progression of day to night. Unfortunately financially my idea wasn't possible,” says Silver.
“So once I had all of the images I wanted to figure out a way to turn each building into a single photograph showing the time change. After a few attempts I came up with the sliced idea. Since I am a very symmetrical person, this technique fits me very well.”
In total the Brooklyn-based artist has snapped 38 iconic buildings across the globe, from Beijing to Trieste. The Houses of Parliament, Venice’s St Mark’s Square and the Hagia Sophia have all undergone the timeslicing treatment.
It is an ongoing project however, and the artist has plans to travel to Paris, Moscow, Seattle and Washington DC to ‘slice’ their landmarks.
For the full 38 images, visit http://www.richardsilverphoto.com/
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