Photographer Stephen Wilkes is one of America's most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. Day to Night, Wilkes's most defining project, began in 2009. These epic cityscapes and landscapes portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours capture fleeting moments of humanity as light passes in front of his lens over the course of a full day. A select group of these images are then seamlessly blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time within a single frame.
“I like to describe myself as a collector of magical moments,” he has explained. “My work is a combination of art & science. I’m exploring the space-time continuum within a 2-dimensional still photograph. Time is something we’ve never been able to put our minds around, yet in a unique way these images begin to put a face on time.”
Stephen Wilkes has teamed up with 4D Brands International to launch a full puzzle collection of the Day to Night Series. With over forty epic images to come, you can expect to experience all the famous and historic places that Stephen has captured throughout his decade-long project.
Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY is one of the most iconic boardwalks and amusement parks in the United States. I photographed from a crane 40ft above the boardwalk, for 18 hours. It was a beautiful summer day in July, and the beach was filled with people. My favorite part of creating this photograph was simply the people watching. Coney Island has an incredible mix of people, and as a street photographer floating above that boardwalk is the best seat in the house.
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