Multiple Photos of Iconic Places Taken Over Time are Sliced into Single Images

New York-based photographer Richard Silver captures how buildings and monuments change in appearance from day to night. Instead of exploring this in several images, however, he shows the progression in a single photograph. Silver's ongoing series is titled Time Slice, and it gives us an interesting perspective into places like the Colosseum in Rome or the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul. We see how the mood of a locale changes once the sun starts to set.

To construct these pictures, Silver shoots about 36 photographs at intervals over several hours and then combines them into one composition. The result is a cohesive-looking image where we see the entire building or monument mixed with wonderful bits of abstraction. Looking closely at each individual sliver, there are fragments of different people that were visiting that day.

Above: Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Birds Nest, Beijing, China

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

London, England

Milan, Italy

Venice, Italy

Shanghai, China

Tongariki Easter Island Sunset

Richard Silver website and Flickr
via [Colossal]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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