An artist and photographer I have long admired, Fong Qi Wei, has come up with a wonderful way of using photography to convey the passage of time.
In his own words he describes that “photography is a medium that is famous for freezing time. The word snapshot suggests that a tiny slice of time is recorded for posterity.”
In a series entitled Time is a Dimension, Wei attempts to convey the passage of time through a series of composite images spanning 2-4 hours, typically at sunrise or sunset (when the skies colour changes most dramatically). He then splices together the numerous photographs into a single image. A collage of time if you will.
Here are just some examples from the series.