Once they bloom, the massive crop of tulips just outside of Amsterdam have a short window to be enjoyed before workers cut them for vendors.
Last year, I captured the crops just before the flowers were cut for a Day to Night image. This is a small portion of that image, which shows the almost unfathomable volume of beautiful tulips that are grown each year. #StephenWilkes#Amsterdam#tulips#tulipfields#flowers#DayToNight#Artitled#monroegallery
Day To Night, Grand Canyon National Park.
While other images from my Day to Night series have proven to be quite challenging, this image was made even more complicated by sheer logistics. How would I create an image that showed one of the most photographed places in the world in a completely unique way? My goal was to create an image that showed the majesty and vastness of the Grand Canyon, incorporating a human scale and narrative within the scene. I photographed from the top of the Desert View Watchtower at the South Rim - in the late summer so that I could capture the summer storms - where my team and I worked for 27 hours scanning this amazing vista for all the unique moments from Day to Night. The long hours paid off and I was able to capture a single bolt of lightning just before the storm retreated into the canyon. #EarthDay#NationalParks#NPS#GrandCanyon#SouthRim#StephenWilkes#DayToNight#NatGeo#brycewolkowitzgallery#peterfettermangallery#monroegallery
Day to Night, Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park. A portion of this image was featured on the cover of last year's January issue of National Geographic Magazine in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. I am proud to celebrate our National Parks again for #nationalparksweek.
I’ve always been inspired by the concept of using photography as a medium for capturing the passage of time. Time is something that we constantly sense, but have no concrete way of visualizing. Interestingly enough, this view, called "Tunnel View" has remained truly timeless over the years.
In creating a Day To Night, I photograph from locations and views that are part of our collective memory. Working from a fixed camera angle, I capture the fleeting moments of humanity and light as time passes. After photographing for up to 26 hours and over 1500 images taken, I select the best moments of the day and night. Using time as my guide, all these moments are then seamlessly blended into a single photograph, visualizing our conscious journey with time.
It is my hope that this image captures the magical experience that is Yosemite seen by millions, in the 100 operating years of the National Park Service.
Day to Night, Brooklyn Bridge.
This image is one of the most recent in my series, capturing the small and fleeting moments throughout the day and into the night that make these iconic locations so special - the quaint picnic shared between friends, the wedding photo captured with that iconic view, the I-just-moved-here-and-cant-wait-to-show-my-friends-how-cool-it-is pose.
I will be at AIPAD today and tomorrow with this image and others. If you're in NYC, stop by and say hello! I'll be at booths with Peter Fetterman Gallery (booth 418) and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (booth 301). #AIPAD#StephenWilkes#DayToNight#Pier94#BrooklynBridge#BrooklynBridgePark#PeterFettermanGallery#BryceWolkowitzGallery#MonroeGallery@aipadphoto
Cars, fences, rooftops, pipes—what becomes of them when we decide to move on? Seen here at a recycling center in NY: baled into cubes and waiting, unsure what form they will take on in their next life. #scrapmetal#recycle#metal#scrapyard
What began as a one hour editorial assignment became a five year passion. In a place few were ever allowed to enter I was blessed to be able to study every season. I photographed every corner, every crevice, in every imaginable light. Somehow, it felt as if I was chosen to do it: to document the light and energy and the living spirit of this place. I added no light of my own, nor any artifice of the photographic craft. I wasn't interested in simply in graphics born from the patina of ruin. I wanted to record the place as I found it. I felt the palpable presence of humanity everywhere I turned, in every room. It was an energy in whose presence I felt tremendous humility. Thanks to Peter Fetterman Gallery this photograph and others from the series will be on view at the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica beginning this Friday thru April 29. I will be at the gallery on today and encourage anyone in LA to stop by, see the work, and say hello! #PeterFettermanGallery#StephenWilkes#EllisIsland#EllisIslandghostsofFreedom#immigration#America
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What began as a one hour editorial assignment became a five year passion. In a place few were ever allowed to enter I was blessed to be able to study every season. I photographed every corner, every crevice, in every imaginable light. Somehow, it felt as if I was chosen to do it.: to document the light and energy and the living spirit of this place. I added no light of my own, nor any artifice of the photographic craft. I wasn't interested in simply in graphics born from the patina of ruin. I wanted to record the place as I found it. I felt the palpable presence of humanity everywhere I turned, in every room. It was an energy in whose presence I felt tremendous humility. Thanks to Peter Fetterman Gallery this photograph and others from the series will be on view at the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica beginning this Friday thru April 29. I will be at the gallery on Saturday March 4th and encourage anyone in LA to stop by, see the work, and say hello! #PeterFettermanGallery#StephenWilkes#EllisIsland#EllisIslandghostsofFreedom#immigration#America
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In the southern shadows of Ellis Island's Great Hall, forgotten by history and ill-equipped in its battle with nature, I came upon the ruins of a vast hospital: the infectious disease wards and isolation rooms for the people whose spirits carried them across oceans but whose bodies failed them, just inches from Paradise. This image and others from the series will be featured at Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica beginning this Saturday. I encourage anyone in LA to stop by, see the work, and say hello! #PeterFettermanGallery#StephenWilkes#EllisIsland#immigration#America
The south coast of Steeple Jason, Falkland Islands. After 20+ continuous hours of capturing images for my newest Day to Night, there was just enough time in the trip to explore the coast. The peaceful silence of an island with virtually no human inhabitants is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience - for the Falkaland Islands' 700+ islands, there are only 3,000 residents - I am eager to share the final Day to Night soon, but for now I hope to share a small piece of the incredible sights I was fortunate enough to experience. Music by Sam Wilkes #FalklandIslands#SteepleJason#DaytoNight#StephenWilkes#onassignment#NatGeo
A small colony of Bull sea lions lounge in the afternoon breeze on the coast of the Falkland Islands. Did you know that unlike seals, sea lions are strong enough to lift themselves up on their flippers and run?
These sea lions are one species of many I was fortunate enough to capture on my recent trip to the Falkland Islands on assignment for @natgeo this past month.
Stay tuned to see more imagery from my travels to this beautiful archipelago just off the coast of Argentina. #SeaLions#FalklandIslands#StephenWIlkes#onassignment#NationalGeographic#photography
A deceased Caracara's talon found while exploring the Falkland Islands. These carnivorous scavengers had my assistant and I in near constant fear, as their protective instincts over their young led them to believe our every move meant an imminent attack. We had to dodge attacks from nearly every one we came across, so I was eager to capture details after stumbling upon a dead one. #caracara#FalklandIslands#birds#carnivore#talon#StephenWilkes#onassignment#NatGeo#iphoneonly
In 2013, I had the incredible opportunity to capture President Obama's second inauguration. It was an overwhelming day, with estimates of 1 million people in attendance.
I spent 20+ hours--from setup to breakdown--above the sea of waving flags in a scissor lift. As planes landed at Ronald Reagan Airport gusts of wind shook the lift, threatening to blur my exposures.
The final image was worth the stress and more as I was able to create an image that captures the sentiments of the day, and years, of Obama's continued presidency.
For further details on this print, including how to obtain a copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. #DayToNight#StephenWilkes#inauguration#Obama#TASCHEN#BryceWolkowitzGallery#Artitled#PeterFettermanGallery#MonroeGallery
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