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This Time-Slice Shows the Passing of 10 Months in a Valley


For his latest project, titled “Stratochronokinetics,” photographer and mixed media artist Alexy Joffre Frangieh created a “time slice” view of showing the town of Ehden, Lebanon, over the course of a year.

Here’s an interactive version of the work on Instagram (you can click/swipe to show more or less months):

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Frangieh, who serves as a Nikon Ambassador, specializes in photography that involves sequences — things like time-lapes, virtual reality panoramics, and mosaic imaging. To create “Stratochronokinetics,” Frangieh used 10 frames out of a whopping 183,000 photos he shot of the valley over the course of a full year. Here’s a timelapse showing what importing timelapse photos on this scale looks like:

Since there were so many photos to sift through, Frangieh used SQL querying and data mining technologies to find the 10 photos he ended up using for the time slice. Here’s the same project as a sequence of images:

“The main criterion for selecting these exact frames was to somehow make a day to night transition over the 10 months featuring in this time-span/time-slice,” Frangieh tells PetaPixel. “If you notice that the first slice is at night, it progresses into a dawn and so on till it reaches blue hour in the last slice.”

What else can you do with 183,000 photos captured over a year? A full-year timelapse, of course:

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You can find more of Frangieh’s work on Instagram and 360cities. You can also find our prior stories about him here.