STEPHEN WILKES DAY TO NIGHTSTEPHEN WILKES & LYLE REXER Book Number: 86060 Product format: Hardback
If you were to stand in one spot at an iconic location for 30 hours and simply observe, never closing your eyes, you still wouldn't be able to take in all the detail and emotion found in a Stephen Wilkes panoramic photograph. Not only does Wilkes shoot over 1,500 exposures from a fixed angle, he also distills this visual information afterwards in his studio, painstakingly composing selected frames into a single image. Day to Night presents 60 epic panoramas created between 2009 and 2018, shot everywhere from Africa's Serengeti to the Champs-Élysées in Paris, from the Grand Canyon to Coney Island, from Trafalgar Square to Red Square. Wilkes waited more than two years to gain permission to photograph Pope Francis celebrating Easter mass in the Vatican, ultimately producing a vivid tableau in which the pontiff appears ten times. A bride makes her way through Central Park; in Tanzania, zebras gather around a near-invisible watering hole during a drought; in Rio de Janeiro, surfers come and go while a man holds a sign reading "No more than two questions per customer." These mini narratives lend each composition a personal, candid feel. Venture us on a seamless trip from dawn to dark across the world's most iconic locations, unveiling the unique ebb and flow of man-made and natural landmarks like never before. With two fold-outs, 42 x 33cm, 260 pages. Gorgeous colour illus. Text in English, French and German. New from Taschen.
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