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Interview: Richard Silver - The Art Of Time-Sliced Photography

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Richard Silver is known for his time-sliced photography, a process in which he combines multiple images of the same scene taken at different times of the day into one stunning image. 

His latest series features the vertical panoramic shot of church interiors of New York City.  Every image gives a complete view of the architecture of the main door, the ceiling, and the altar.

 
Church of St. Francis Xavier
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Can you tell us more about yourself? 

Richard Silver: I am a New York based travel photographer. I have been taking photos since I was in my teens and have only in the past 10 years become serious about my photography and moved to make it my primary source of income. My travels have taken me to 75 countries and over 220 cities. My work has been featured on the cover United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine, in TimeOut NY, UN Aids Organization, Tiffanys, IKEA, Macy's and AT&T are also some of my past clients. 


St. Monica Church
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What inspires you for this project? 

Richard Silver: As a traveler and someone who appreciates architecture, churches offer me an amazing palette to work with. I have always been fascinated at the amount of work, effort, money and artistic features that go into the design of churches. Now figuring out that I was able to photograph the complete beautiful interior in one single photograph, that was inspiration for me to continue to shoot churches like I do.


Church of the Village
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Tell us about your art? 

Richard Silver: As an artist in photography, like other artists, I am always looking for my voice or signature. I want to produce something unique that people would associate with Richard Silver. My Vertical Church photos are only of a few styles of photography that I do. I also came up with Time Slice, where I photograph buildings at sunset, then slice the photos together showing the change of day to night in one single photo. They consist of 36 photos taken of iconic buildings from all over the globe.


Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava
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How would you describe your art? 

Richard Silver: Celestial is a good choice of a one word description. Most people don't look up when they walk into a building or when they are walking down the street. When I walk into a church I always look around and up. So my intention is to have people see the complete inner beauty of the churches with a celestial feeling after the view all that my single photo shows them. 


Vincent de St. Paul
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Church of St. Paul the Apostle
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Can you tell us a little about how you got started in photography?

Richard Silver: I am a full time Photographer living in New York. Most of my work is travel related dealing mostly with architecture and landscape photography. I have been shooting for over 25 years and made Travel Photography my full time job about 4 years ago. I've worked with corporate clients such as United Airlines, UN Aids Organization, Macy's, Bank of America, Tiffanys and TimeOut NY. I've been featured in a number of magazines internationally with my varied style of photography and many times with my Vertical Church photos which I have more 100 from over 25 cities around the world.


Calvary Episcopal Church
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What inspired your New York City church panoramas? 

Richard Silver: One day I was walking around the city and walked into a church to see if I was able to take photos. Once inside I was marveled at the beauty of the ceiling and the complete surroundings around me. I figured out that I could do a panorama of the church while capturing the ceiling along with the pew and all the way through to the back of the church. It did take me a few times working in Photoshop to figure out how to get the final result just right but now I think I have it mastered. 


Church of St. Stephen
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Most Holy Redeemer Church
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Anything else we should know? 

Richard Silver: At this point in time I have probably 100 different Vertical Church photos from all over the world, my goal is to have a book printed in the format of my images. I need to find the right print format for my book to convey my unique panorama style and not give up on my personal vision of this project. 


Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
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