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Stephen Wilkes. Day to Night

Hardcover with two fold-outs, 16.5 x 13 in., 260 pages
US$ 150
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
Stephen Wilkes’s extraordinary panoramas depict our most famous landmarks from dawn to dusk. He captures thousands of single exposures, carefully editing and blending them into one seamless composition that shows the passage of time. With details highlighting the individual stories captured within each multi-moment image, this collection unveils a new way of seeing some of the world’s most iconic locations.

Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies respectively, each with a print signed by Stephen Wilkes

Customer reviews (8)

The Time Traveler

Stephen Wilkes’s day-to-night portraits of iconic locations around the world
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 afterward 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. Each composition is a labor of love as well as patience. 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 10 times.

The book also features extraordinary details—works of art in their own right that highlight the stories contained within each image. 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.” “It is exactly these small stories, these details, that draw people into the photographs,” says Wilkes. Once discovered, these mini narratives lend each composition a personal, candid feel.

This collection takes 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.

Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies respectively, each with a print numbered and signed by the photographer.
The photographer

Stephen Wilkes’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Fortune, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, in campaigns for Nike, American Express, Sony, and Rolex, and is included in the collections of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of the City of New York, 9/11 Memorial Museum and many more. Wilkes awards and honors include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography and TIME Magazine Top 10 Photographs of 2012.

The author

Lyle Rexer is a New York–based writer, curator, and art critic. He is a contributor to Photograph magazine, and has written for many others including Art in America, Aperture, and Modern Painters. His books include The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography and How to Look at Outsider Art. A Rhodes scholar, he serves on the faculty at School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Stephen Wilkes. Day to Night
Hardcover with two fold-outs, 16.5 x 13 in., 260 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6269-0
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Customer reviews (8)

Photos like no others!

Alexandre, November 01, 2021
Photos that also tell time history, that you can't find nowhere else!

Stunning images

Javier, October 27, 2021
This is an amazing book, an original aproach to scenery, both nature and city scapes. Technically unparallel the book is a true joy for everyone: them who love photography and the ones that love natural and urban beauty, here it is at his best from dawn to night. Stunning images.


Eric, October 27, 2021
Quel plaisir de parcourir le monde au fil des heures de la journée.
Des images riches en détail à contempler
L'idée de combiner différentes heures d'une journée sur un même photo est intéressante et le résultat réussi


Enric Alcayde Carbonell, October 27, 2021
Un libro imprescindible para los fotógrafos de paisajes. Un libro con una edición soberbia y bonita. Una joya para mi biblioteca. Es mucho más de todo lo que esperaba. Fantastico.


Igor, October 27, 2021
It's great that the book comes in such size, so one can enjoy all the details on the panoramas.

Super concept!

Aurelie, November 02, 2021
Magnifique livre. Des photographies fascinantes qu'on peut regarder pendant des heures! A chaque regard, on découvre de nouveaux détails.

Beeindruckend in jeder Hinsicht!

Dietmar, November 02, 2021
Größe und Gewicht des Buches haben mich überrascht. Die Qualität von Papier, Druck und Verarbeitung sind wie von TASCHEN gewohnt hervorragend. Ein toller Bildband für sich selbst oder als Geschenk.


Mattéo, October 29, 2021
Des images à couper le souffle, je recommande ce livre aux passionnés de photographie mais aussi à tous les amateurs des livres TASCHEN
Stephen Wilkes. Day to Night
Stephen Wilkes.
Day to Night
US$ 150
Stephen Wilkes. Day to Night