MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – American photographer Stephen Wilkes has found a very personal way to capture an entire day in a single photo. His extraordinary panoramas are created by taking thousands of photographs at famous locations, and then digitally stitching the best ones together into images depicting each scene from dawn to dusk, according to the
Photographer Stephen Wilkes is recognized around the world for his stunning image compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night. Each of these dramatic images is meticulously crafted from more than 1,500 photographs taken from a fixed vantage point over the course of 15 to 30 hours, from sunrise to sunset.
"I look at time very much like a grid. Einstein described time as a fabric, and I kind of see it that way. I decide where day begins and night ends and I call that a 'time vector.' Once I've decided in what direction time is changing, I capture all those moments -- sometimes I can take photographs for as long as 36 hours,” CNN quoted the photographer as saying.
"I stand and look for 24 to 36 hours. I just stop and look, and look, and look. It's like meditation, almost."
Stephen Wilkes has been working on the project, titled "Day to Night," for about 10 years, photographing landmarks in Paris, New York, Moscow and Venice, as well as icons of the natural world, like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park and the Serengeti.
The photos, which have recently been published in a large-format, capture a stunning collection of stories seemingly frozen in single moments.
Photos by Stephen Wilkes