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Photography: Day to Night by Stephen Wilkes

1 Photo - 1 Whole Day

Stephen Wilkes @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC. End November 11, 2017

 

Stephen Wilkes: Day to Night, Brooklyn Bridge, New York 2016. Archival C-Print Stephen Wilkes: Day to Night, Brooklyn Bridge, New York 2016. Archival C-Print

 

What it is:
Photographs made by sitting in ONE spot and taking around 2,000 snaps over a full day (15-30 hours) without ever moving the camera, then combining them all digitally into one image that shows the passage of time in one image.

 

Stephen Wilkes: Day to Night, Campanile di San Marco, Venice 2016. Archival C-Print Stephen Wilkes: Day to Night, Campanile di San Marco, Venice 2016. Archival C-Print

 

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Why it matters:
It once occurred to me, while watching some TV cartoon when I was little, that EVERY thing in that cartoon had to be drawn in EVERY scene - not just the characters, but the table, tree, etc.  Nothing was easily "thrown in there". It all required design and effort and time.  So it all mattered.
Same is true for these. The images are huge, the resolution is insane, and everything in the image was "chosen" - both photographed for a reason and then meticulously inserted/blended.  So yes the larger visual impact (which you can see in these jpegs) is awesome, but there are also thousands of things in every image.. and all of them matter.
 

Stephen Wilkes @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery505 W 24th St, ends 11/11 -->Exhibition Link to more images

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