When people can see TIME

Time . . . we pass through it . . . or perhaps it passes through us . . . but do we SEE it?  Take a look: 

“I photograph by hand; this is not a time lapse. It’s my eye seeing very specific moments.  I like to describe myself as a collector.”  Steven Wilkes

“Once Wilkes has all the images, he picks the best moments of the day and the night and creates what he calls a master plate. Those images then get seamlessly blended into one single photograph, where time is on a diagonal vector, with sunrise beginning in the bottom right-hand corner. That process of creating a single image can take about four months — though it’s photographed in a single day.
of magical moments.”‘

View from The Savoy, London, Day to Night, 2013. Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes
View from The Savoy, London, Day to Night, 2013.
Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes
Times Square, NYC, Day to Night, 2010. Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes
Times Square, NYC, Day to Night, 2010.
Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes
Pont de la Tournelle, Paris, Day to Night, 2013. Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes
Pont de la Tournelle, Paris, Day to Night, 2013.
Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes

In this last photo of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania – “For 26 hours, Wilkes shot 2,200 photos without moving the camera and while suspended in the air in a tent-like structure with a little window, so that animals wouldn’t see or hear him as he photographed them coming to a watering hole from sunrise to deep into the night.”

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Day to Night, 2015. Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes/National Geographic
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Day to Night, 2015.
Courtesy of Stephen Wilkes/National Geographic

Read the interview and article by Nina Gregory here ‘When People Can See Time’: Photographer Captures Day, Night In One Image

Take a look at Stephen Wilkes Gallery Day to Night

5 thoughts on “When people can see TIME

  1. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Seems like My last two weeks just as depicted by photographer with morning runs into evening. . I have had the sinus infection cough bug that is going around & everyone who has had tell me the cough & fatigue lasts at least 3 weeks. Getting tired of laying around watching tv & reading keeping away from everyone not to pass on. Hoping to ‘break out’ soon & at least grocery shop. Ha Gidgett had another rush to ER with bee sting stepping on while on her late afternoon walk. After treatment & overnite observation, due to going into shock,brought her home. Bill this time $1440. Thank goodness for insurance which will cover most hopefully. Last time she stepped on bee, earlier in day & vet open to treat & observe for several hours, $350. She has had 6 of these rush to treatment for shock in her 10+ years but never get used to the process for she is so dependent for me to get her help. Sounds like you are keeping involved thru your email blogs. Hoping you are feeling better with less fatigue than when your schedule so full. Still missing our visits. Keep in touch. Love you. 💕💕💕💓💓

    Sent from my iPhone Linda

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  2. What an extraordinarily creative approach to seeing and capturing the world. I can’t wait to show this to my husband but he’s already asleep. Almost worth waking him. These images are gorgeous – want to linger over them for hours.
    I’ve been told that when people go to a museum, they spend on average four seconds on each picture – and these are people who choose to go to a museum. I can’t imagine spending less than four minutes on each of Wilkes’ photos. I’ll be back to gaze again.Thank you so much for this post, Judy.

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