STEPHEN WILKES DAY TO NIGHT - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA
- Pieces: 1000
- Size: 77cm x 45cm
For Ages: 12+
In March of 2015 I travelled to Tanzania, Africa to photograph a 'Day to Night' during the peak of migration. After weeks of scouting, I discovered a watering hole within the Serengeti National Park. We built a platform approximately 18 feet above the ground with a crocodile blind on top, which I photographed from and remained inside with my assistant for 26 consecutive hours, capturing these incredible species coming together to share this one sacred resource: water. The best frames were then seamlessly blended together based on where they were in time, showing the actual transition as day gives way to night. - 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.