Stephen Wilkes Puzzle Serengeti National Park, Day to Night ™
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.
In March of 2015 I traveled to Tanzania, Africa to photograph a Day to Night™ during the peak of migration. After weeks of scouting, I discovered a watering hole within the Serengeti National Park. We built a platform approximately 18ft above the ground with a crocodile blind on top, which I photographed from and remained inside of with my assistant for 26 consecutive hours, capturing these incredible species coming together to share this one sacred resource- water. The best frames were then seamlessly blended together based on where they were in time, showing the actual transition as day gives way to night.