These gorgeous compilations are not the result of your typical long-exposure photography. However, photographer Fong Qi Wei does capture more than just a single moment in this series entitled Time is a Dimension. To create each composition, Wei repeatedly photographed one location over the course of up to four hours. He then digitally cut the images into strips and layered the elements together into these energetic scenes that collectively mark the passage of time.
The three-dimensional cityscapes feature various times of day blending together in a stunning gradient of light. Wei uses both circular and straight lines to produce light that gradates across the composition or radiates out from a central point. The artist says, “Most paintings and photographs are an instance of time. That’s not the way the world works. We experience a sequence of time, and that’s why a video is somehow more compelling than a freeze frame…In a way, I wanted to break out of this restriction of a single slice of time in photography.”