A photograph captures a moment in time. But what if a single photo could capture many moments, showing the passage of time? Artist Fong Qi Wei (fawng chee way) explores the intersection of time and space in a series he calls “Time Paintings.”
Fong takes many digital photographs of the same subject from the same location over a period of two to four hours. The photos capture the changing natural light. Then he digitally stitches sections of each photo together to create a single image. Each “slice” is a different color, representing a single moment in time.
“I wanted to break out of this restriction of a single slice of time in photography,” Fong explains.