Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WORK OF THE WEEK: Day to Night, Bethesda Fountain, NYC by Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes
Day to Night, Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, NYC
Digital C-Print
20 x 40 inches
30 x 60 inches
40 x 80 inches

For more than two decades Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized for his fine art and commercial photography. His photographs have been featured in leading magazines and periodicals including the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Time. Wilkes’ awards and honors include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year from Adweek Magazine, Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2004 Lucie Award, and the Epson Creativity Award. His monograph, Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom was named one of Time Magazine’s 5 Best Photography Books of The Year in 2006. Wilkes’ work is in the permanent collection of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Dow Jones Collection, Griffin Museum of Photography, Jewish Museum of New York, Library of Congress, Snite Museum of Art, The Historic New Orleans Collection and numerous private collections. 

Stephen Wilkes’ newest body of work, Day to Night, captures epic cityscapes, iconic landmarks, and magical human moments from day to the night. Wilkes explains, "I imagined changing time in a single photograph. I began to explore this fascination with time in a new series of photographs called: Day to Night. Photographing from one camera angle continuously for up to 15 hours, capturing the fleeting moments throughout the day and night. A select group of these images are then blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time within a single frame." The results are stunning. They glow. They invite the viewer to come in, look closer, feel the pulse of a location as it moves from the sunlit early morning hours into the electric glow of the urban night.

Learn more about Stephen Wilkes, his photographic process, and his Day to Night series in this CBS Sunday Morning profile.

Contact us with inquiries about this work: 203.869.3664 or art@cavaliergalleries.com