Stephen Wilkes Eiffel Tower, Paris, Day to Night™
Photographer Stephen Wilkes is one of America's most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial 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 of humanity as light passes in front of his lens over the course of a full day. A select group of these images are then seamlessly blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time within a single frame.
“I like to describe myself as a collector of magical moments,” he has explained. “My work is a combination of art & science. I’m exploring the space time continuum within a 2 dimensional still photograph. Time is something we’ve never been able to put our minds around, yet in a unique way these images begin to put a face on time.”
Stephen Wilkes has teamed up with 4D Brands International to launch a full puzzle collection of the Day to Night Series. With over forty epic images to come, you can expect to experience all the famous and historic places that Stephen has captured throughout his decade long project.
When I think of Paris, the Eiffel Tower immediately comes to mind, and because it is such an iconic monument I knew it was the perfect subject for a Day to Night™ photograph. Working from a large crane in front of the Trocadéro, I had the perfect view of the majestic Eiffel Tower centered in front of me. I worked through two thunderstorms and had the great fortune to have a rainbow appear, which is captured in the photograph. Throughout the day, many visitors documented the moment with the now-ubiquitous selfie. The Eiffel Tower is a landmark that carries its sense of romance through every part of the day and night: an icon in a city forever the key-holder to all things regarding love, life, passion, and beauty.