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Photography is a medium that is famous for freezing time. The word snapshot suggests that a tiny slice of time is recorded for posterity. Changi Beach Sunrise
Sunset at the Seine River
But we do know that time is also a dimension, like length, breadth and width.
Physicists have a model called space-time: suggesting that time is part of a continuum with the 3 dimensions that we are familiar with. Winter evening in Taborstrasse, Vienna
A photographic print is flat, and essentially is made of 2 dimensions: length and width. The best images are the ones which let you feel like you can step directly into the frame into a world which is on the other side.
Flags at Selegie, Singapore
Sunset in the Garden City
But the print is still an instance. 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.
Sunset over Parisian Alley
We assume photography and video are 2 disparate mediums. I asked myself if it is possible to combine the two? So I played around with the tools of digital photography and post processing and created: Time Paintings
Buffalo Road Evening, Singapore
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