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Interview: Kilian Schoenberger and his fantastic landscapes from Scotland

September 17, 2014

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Photographer Kilian Schoenberger creates wonderful landscapes during his travels, always paying high attention to textures, light and patterns. The colours of his photos are very natural, but at the same time vibrant, which makes you appreciate them even more. I decided to ask Kilian a couple of questions about his work – read the answers below, they’re really interesting!

What motivates you the most to take photos?

I want to show how I see the world through my colorblind eyes. And I want to open the eyes of others for the beauty of our world. And last but not least I really enjoy being out in the wilderness early in the morning. I witnessed so many enchanting moments during this time of the day and can just recommend it to anybody else.

What advice would you give to artists just starting out in landscape photography?

Leave the parking lots behind you. And the gallery sites of 500px, flickr and so on, too. Landscape photography is not about driving with you car to the best locations in the world. It’s about discovering the landscape – even near to you – and finding your own locations and points of view. Try to capture the soul of the landscape and not to capture something anyone on the internet could like.

Can you recommend a place/experience in your city?

Since I come from Cologne the overwhelming Cathedral is the best known sight. But if anyone would ever go there leave the city center and walk to quaters like “Belgisches Viertel” or “Ehrenfeld”. There you can find the little cafes and bars, nice people and hidden but good shopping opportunities.

Thank you so much for your time Kilian!


This post features images from Scotland, but check out more on Kilian Schoenberger‘s website – the mountainscapes section is amazing!

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Interview: Fong Qi Wei and his Photographs of Time

September 10, 2014
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Oriental Pearl Tower Sunset, 2014

Time is pretty difficult to show on a photo, but Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei succeeded in doing so. In his series called “Time is a Dimension“, he captures the passing of time in one composition by taking photos in a single place for 2-4 hours and then slicing them into layers. As he explains:

The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see in a still image.

Fong Qi Wei’s work (and words) have been a huge inspiration to me, so I decided to ask him for a quick interview. Answers below!

How did you get your idea of “Time is a Dimension”? Was it something that you cultivated or did it just spring to your mind?

It was the result of experimentation and play, really. I had some idea of toying around with the idea of time as art and collages. But what took off was using geometric shapes to create another dimension to the series.

What advice would you give to young artists?

Be curious, be playful. Always learn about everything, be it science, art, engineering or humanities. The more you learn, the more you can share.

What is your favourite part of the world and why?

My favourite part of the world is wherever my family is. My wife and kids are super supportive and will follow me to the strangest spots where I get my source images while they entertain themselves. They have allowed me to explore and connect to the world.

Thanks for taking your time!


Read more about “Time is a Dimension” project or visit Fong Qi Wei‘s website for more of his work.

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National Day Preview 02, 2013

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Chinatown Sunset, 2013

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Ophir Road Sunset, 2013

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Sunset at the Bund, 2014

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Sunset at the Seine River, 2014

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Changi Beach Sunset, 2013

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Sunset at Upper Seletar Reservoir, 2014