Motion pictures aside, the nature of photographic representation implies freezing space in time – a moment captured and preserved, independent of what comes before or after. Yet, as photographer Fong Qi Wei points out, “we do know that time is also a dimension, like length, breadth and width. In fact, physicists have a model called space-time: suggesting that time is part of a continuum with the 3 dimensions that we are familiar with. But the print is still an instance.”
I've put together some of my favorite time-lapse videos in this list, complete with amazing shots of nature and extraordinary shots of city life. Sometimes the best way to relax is to look at the world at insanely high speeds.
endilletante: National Geographic, august 1960 : Pekin, a pictorial record by Brian Brake from Magnum.