Photographer uses unique ‘time splice’ method to show the passing of time in single, stunning images

A photographer is using a unique method to show the shift from day to night across famous cities in spectacular images.

Hollywood: 11 photographs, 1 hour 15 minutes

Hollywood: 11 photographs, 1 hour 15 minutes

Daniel Marker-Moore’s take on time-lapse photography – which he calls ‘time slice’ – sees the photographer snap image after image, before combining them to create beautiful, vibrant works.

The photographer’s images usually focus on a point in the day with the most dramatic change in light – such as sunrise or sunset.

Hong Kong: 57 photographs, 1 hour 40 minutes

Hong Kong: 57 photographs, 1 hour 40 minutes

Daniel, from Los Angeles in California, USA, begins by shooting hundreds and sometimes thousands of images from the same spot.

He then works through programs such as Lightroom, After Effects and Photoshop, layering the frames, which he has trimmed into slices.

Los Angeles: 55 photographs, 1 hour 10 minutes

Los Angeles: 55 photographs, 1 hour 10 minutes

Each adjoining slice may show the passing of a few seconds or a few minutes, and the 29-year-old’s works may compose of as many as 150 slices.

Daniel prefers to use vertical and horizontal slices for his works, which he has shot in spots such as Los Angeles, New York, Montreal and Tokyo.

Shanghai: 64 photographs, 1 hour 20 minutes

Shanghai: 64 photographs, 1 hour 20 minutes

The photographer regularly travels across the world and aims to shoot a time slice image in every city he visits.

Next on his list include London and Hawaii, which he hopes to visit in the coming months.

New York: 70 photographs, 2 hours, 10 minutes

New York: 70 photographs, 2 hours, 10 minutes

He said: “I only have one chance to shoot in a location and try to pick a scene that has a lot of variation in light.

“A scene that catches good reflections and includes lights turning on and off makes for an excellent time slice.

Shanghai: 65 photographs, 1 hour 53 minutes

Shanghai: 65 photographs, 1 hour 53 minutes

“Sometimes the weather isn’t right and I’ll have to plan to revisit the location and try again – or scrap the set.

“I’ve gone out quite a number of times to shoot a time slice and not gotten a great transition.

“I love big cities and I’d love to shoot the Northern Lights someday.”