‘Boston Layer-Lapse’: a Unique Tour of the Historical City Through Several Time-Lapse Layers

Boston is an incredible city, known for its long history and glamorous skyline by the harbor. Photographer Julian Tryba takes us on a journey through the city with a unique time-lapse that layers footage from various moments into one fluid video. The final product is chaotic and beautiful, like a dance of light and darkness where parts of the city simultaneously experience different times of the day in one scene. On the video’s Vimeo page, Tryba writes:

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.

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