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Alrik Life 12 jul 2019

De 24 uur-foto’s van Stephen Wilkes combineren dag en nacht

In 2008 begon fotograaf Stephen Wilkes met zijn project Day to Night. Iedere foto representeert een complete dag van bekende plekken op aarde. Dat er in één beeld heel wat werk kruipt, hoeven we je vast niet te vertellen – maar het resultaat is er dan ook naar. 

Day to Night van fotograaf Stephen Wilkes

Om tot zijn foto’s van het project Day to Night te komen, maakte Stephen Wilkes per locatie meer dan 1000 foto’s in een periode van 24 tot 28 uren vanaf hetzelfde perspectief. Die foto’s werden digitaal samengevoegd, een proces dat dagen zo niet weken duurt.

“Dit project was voor mij een enorme fotografische uitdaging. Er zijn veel unieke benaderingen om tijd te visualiseren door middel van fotografie, maar ik wilde een techniek die helemaal van mezelf was,” vertelt de fotograaf.

Hieronder vind je een compilatie van zijn werk, meer foto’s bekijk je op de website van ARTITLEDcontemporary, de galerij die zijn werk in Europa vertegenwoordigt. De fotograaf heeft ook een boek uitgebracht bij uitgeverij Taschen.

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I photographed this Day to Night of Coney Island in July, exactly eight years ago! On the day of the shoot, much to my surprise and delight there was a sailboat regatta and perfect summer weather in New York . What better place to be than Coney Island? This image is one of the most iconic of the series and I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity. It was a magical place to be on that day and I love to visit every summer. The Day to Night monograph releasing in late July is a cumulation of all my Day to Night works. For the next several weeks, I will be sharing images and details from the book, taking you through a world-wide journey and my experiences from each shoot. I would like to extend a special thank you to @taschen, our publisher, for making this dream become a reality. The book is NOW AVAILABLE to pre-order online! Copy and paste this link into your browser for more information: http://bit.ly/TASCHEN-Day-To-Night #Taschen #Monograph #Book #Release #Photography #StephenWilkes #DaytoNight #PassageofTime @taschen @brycewolkowitz @lexarmemory @tullaphoto @holdenluntzgallery @GADgallerie @faheykleingallery @monroegallery @atrbute

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Photographing in India was a very humbling experience, and one of my favorite locations to visit was that of the holy city of Varanasi. There was an overarching sense of calm and acceptance of the cycle of life. Varanasi is known for its cremating of loved ones on funeral pyres, and is seen as a beautiful ritual. This Day to Night image shows the multitude of color and activity throughout the city and its port. . . The Day to Night monograph releasing in late July is a cumulation of all my Day to Night works. For the next several weeks, I will be sharing images and details from the book, taking you through a world-wide journey and my experiences from each shoot. I would like to extend a special thank you to @taschen, our publisher, for making this dream become a reality. . . The book is NOW AVAILABLE to pre-order online! Copy and paste this link into your browser for more information: http://bit.ly/TASCHEN-DayToNight #Taschen #Monograph #Book #Release #Photography #StephenWilkes #DaytoNight #PassageofTime #Moscow #Russia #RedSquare @taschen @brycewolkowitz @lexarmemory @tullaboo th @holdenluntz @GAD @Faheyklein @monroegallery

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This detail of Varanasi shows the busy activity of its inland port, built on the edge of the Ganges River. The variety of color in this scene made photographing this Day to Night even more magical. . . The Day to Night monograph releasing in late July is a cumulation of all my Day to Night works. For the next several weeks, I will be sharing images and details from the book, taking you through a world-wide journey and my experiences from each shoot. I would like to extend a special thank you to @taschen, our publisher, for making this dream become a reality. . . The book is NOW AVAILABLE to pre-order online! Copy and paste this link into your browser for more information: http://bit.ly/TASCHEN-DayToNight #Taschen #Monograph #Book #Release #Photography #StephenWilkes #DaytoNight #PassageofTime #Moscow #Russia #RedSquare @taschen @brycewolkowitz @lexarmemory @tullaphoto @holdenluntz @GADgallerie @Faheykleingallery @monroegallery

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In this panorama of the Red Square in Moscow, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Spasskaya Tower, and the Cathedral of the Annunciation are all in view. Red Square has become a well-known tourist destination, and was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Check out my instagram story to see more details from the shoot and behind the scenes! . . The Day to Night monograph releasing in late July is a cumulation of all my Day to Night works. For the next several weeks, I will be sharing images and details from the book, taking you through a world-wide journey and my experiences from each shoot. I would like to extend a special thank you to @taschen, our publisher, for making this dream become a reality. . . The book is NOW AVAILABLE to pre-order online! Go to the link in my IG bio, or Copy and paste this link into your browser for more information: https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/company/blog/766.day_to_night.htm #Taschen #Monograph #Book #Release #Photography #StephenWilkes #DaytoNight #PassageofTime #Moscow #Russia #RedSquare @taschen @brycewolkowitz @lexarmemory @tullaphoto @holdenluntzgallery @galeriegadcollection @faheykleingallery @monroegallery

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So honored to be included at Photo London with Bryce Wolkowitz! The show will continue through Sunday, May 19th, and if you are in the area please stop by Somerset House. The fair is always filled with diverse and contemporary works that push the envelope in the art world. You can purchase tickets by visiting their website: https://photolondon.org/tickets/ #DayToNight #Photolondon #Show #London #Exhibit #Galleries @BryceWolkowitz @Taschen @lexarmemory #lexarmemory

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Today is the historic Palio race! This Day to Night image shows the progression of the race from the early morning to night . It captures the false start, and then the actual start of the race, and finally the moment the winning Contrada crosses the finish line, with the ensuing final celebration. The Palio is one of the most famous races in the world, held twice a year in Siena, Italy. The many Contrada's, which represent the different districts within the city, compete bareback in this highly intense horse race. I wanted to capture the emotion, color and the extraordinary spectacle that embodies this eventful day, it's an experience that I will never forget. The Day to Night monograph releasing in late July is a cumulation of all my Day to Night works. For the next several weeks, I will be sharing images and details from the book, taking you through a world-wide journey and my experiences from each shoot. I would like to extend a special thank you to @taschen, our publisher, for making this dream become a reality. The book is NOW AVAILABLE to pre-order online! Copy and paste this link into your browser for more information: http://bit.ly/TASCHEN-DayToNight #DayToNight #Palio #Horserace #Italy @BryceWolkowitz @Taschen @lexarmemory @tullaboothgallery #lexarmemory

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Earth Day is a time to reflect on the beauty of the natural world and be thankful for what it provides us. It is also a time to give back and think of ways we can work to better support the Earth for future generations. As my Day to Night imagery has evolved throughout the years, I have taken an interest in giving back to our Earth through educating viewers about threatened species and habitats. I believe photography is a powerful medium to express what is happening to our planet, and I hope people will take the time to stop and think about their effect on nature when viewing my work. Earth Day first took place on April 22, 1970 and is widely credited for launching the modern environmental movement; the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and several other vital environmental laws soon followed. Earth Day went international about 20 years later, marshaling 200 million people in 141 countries to take action, and bringing environmental issues to light on a global scale. #DayToNight #EarthDay #BellaCoola #Grizzly #Canada #Pano @BryceWolkowitz @Taschen @lexarmemory #lexarmemory #nikon @nikonusa

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Though many think about Venice for its canals and bridges, Amsterdam is also a city based on waterway construction. In the city center alone there are about 80 bridges- the most famous being the Magere Brug Bridge. Because of its reliance on waterways and bridges, Amsterdam’s main modes of transportation are trams and bicycles. It is estimated there are over 800,000 bicycles in the city! #DayToNight @BryceWolkowitz @Taschen @artitled.nl @lexarmemory #lexarmemory #Amsterdam #Netherlands #Historic #Artistic #Urbanlandscape

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The Grand Canyon National Park celebrated its 100th anniversary on February 26th, 2019. The protection of our National Parks has taken on greater urgency with threat of climate change and our relentless development of natural resources. I consider myself blessed to have experienced the epic beauty of so many of these natural wonders. The future of our native wildlife and the National parks that are home to them are endangered. It is my hope that through photographing these magnificent places, we as human beings realize how unique and important they are to our existence. #DayToNight #Grandcanyon #NationalPark #Panorama #Dramaticskies #Arizona @BryceWolkowitz @Taschen @lexarmemory #lexarmemory

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To celebrate World Wildlife Day, I wanted to share my Day to Night image of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This Day to Night was photographed in the middle of the Seronera; this is not a reserve. I went specifically during the peak migration to hopefully capture the most diverse range of wildlife. Unfortunately when we got there, there was a 5-week drought going on during the migration, so all the animals were looking for water. When scouting however, I discovered this unique watering hole where large numbers of wildlife were drawn because of the drought. We spent three days studying it, and nothing could have prepared me for what I witnessed during our shoot day. I photographed for 26 hours in a sealed crocodile blind, 18 feet in the air. What I witnessed was almost biblical- watching all of these competitive species share this single resource of water – the same resource that humanity is supposed to have wars over during the next 50 years. The animals never even grunted at each other. They seemed to understand something that we humans don't, that this precious resource is something we all have to share. This experience was enlightening on a multitude of levels, and began my journey to explore photographing wildlife and animal communication using my Day To Night technique. Swipe left for the pano image! #DayToNight #SerengetiNationalPark #Tanzania #Worldwildlifeday #Nature #Wildlife @BryceWolkowitz @Taschen @lexarmemory #lexarmemory

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The High Line in New York City was my very first Day to Night photograph. It was created on assignment for @nymag. I had the pleasure of working with @jodyquon, who asked me to create "the definitive photograph" of this newly finished structure in 2009. After scouting for a week, I came up with what seemed to be a crazy idea. I found the High Line fascinating to see at lunch time, but it also became kind-of cool and spooky at night. I thought to myself, "what if I could change time south to north along the High Line- all in one single image?" Thus began an incredible journey that has lasted for over 10 years. NYC holds a special place in my heart, so it is fitting that I began this series in a city that has forever inspired me. Swipe left for image pano. #IloveNY #DayToNight #Highline #Inspiring #Newyorkcity #Metropolis @BryceWolkowitz @Taschen @lexarmemory #lexarmemory @highlinenyc

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TED Talk Stephen Wilkes

Dat dit een tijdrovend project was voor Wilkes is wel duidelijk. TED nodigde de fotograaf twee jaar geleden uit om meer te vertellen over Day to Night. Die TED-talk kun je hieronder bekijken.

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