Stephen Wilkes’s wildly popular "Day to Night” Series are exciting images of the most beloved cities and sites of the world. As part of his on going series he wanted to capture the iconic Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles which he felt captures the essence of Southern California. Wilkes photographs from a stationary 50 foot crane. All explained on a “CBS Sunday Morning” segment Shooting 12 hours from day to night and gathering 1,200 to 1,500 image into form one image from dawn to dusk.
He was recently featured in newest National Geographic Issue celebrating the 100th anniversary of the State Parks in America. He is on a quest to complete his vision photographing for an upcoming a fine art publication. Please see Stephen recent lecture on Ted Talks.
By blending up to 100 still photographs into a seamless composite that captures the transition from day to night, Stephen Wilkes reveals the stories hidden in familiar locations.
In his photography, Stephen Wilkes elevates everyday landscapes into vivid images that "capture the fleeting moments of humanity and light as time passes." After gathering momentum with early projects on China and California’s Highway 1, his photographs and videos of New York’s decaying Ellis Island won him fame and ignited support for the island’s partial restoration.