Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.
Hours Spent Shooting~ 100
Hours Spent Editing~ 350
# of Drafts/Iterations~800
Photos Taken~ 150,000
Avg # of Layers/clip ~35
Music: A big thanks to Alex Adair for making the song “Make Me Feel Better” and giving me permission to use it.
Programs: SpectraLayers Pro 2, Lightroom, After Effects, Photoshop, Excel, LRTimelapse, and Premier Pro
Cameras/lenses: Canon 6D, 7D, 16-35, 24-105, Tokina 11-16
Locations: Port of Boston, Hancock Tower, Memorial Drive, MIT Stata Center, Harborwalk, Wharf District Park, Chandler Plaza, Convention Center, North Point Park, State St., Boston Commons, Pier 4 (pier4boston.com/), Greenway, Customs Tower, Boston Harbor Hotel (bhh.com/), and Deer Island Park
Clips can be licensed and customized to other pieces of music, email me if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m aware of a couple photographers that have done similar work including Fong Qi Wei’s “Time in Motion” series which definitely influenced me, and Geoff Tompkinson’s “Chicago toccata & fugue”. If anyone is working on a similar style, please feel free to reach out to me, I’d love to exchange ideas.
“The past is not gone, and the future isn’t non-existent; the past, the future, and present are all existing [now] in exactly the same way.” Max Tegmark