STEPHEN WILKES DAY TO NIGHT - PONT DE TOURNELLE, PARIS
- Pieces: 1012
- Size: 70cm x 50cm
For Ages: 12+
Paris is known as the 'City of Lights' - magical during the day, and especially so at night. Standing on the Pont de la Tournelle bridge, I photographed for more than 20 hours, capturing the beautiful Ile Saint-Louis along with the eclectic mix of people walking along the river bank of the Seine. But my favourite part of this photograph is the magnificence of the Notre Dame aglow at night. This has now become an historic photographic memory because of the tragic fire in April 2019. Thankfully, through the generous support of people around the world and the French government, Notre Dame will be rebuilt, and its brilliance will continue to glow for future generations. - Stephen Wilkes
Stephen Wilkes is one of America's most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editoral and commercial work. Day to Night, Wilkes's most defining project, began in 2009. These epic cityscapes and landscapes portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours capture fleeting moments as light passes in front of his lens over the course of a full day. The images are then painstakingly and seamlessly blended together, capturing the passage of time within a single frame.