The passing of time, caught in a single photo

Photographer Stephen Wilkes crafts stunning compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night, exploring the space-time continuum within a two-dimensional still photograph. Journey with him to iconic locations like the Tournelle Bridge in Paris, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and a life-giving watering hole in heart of the Serengeti in this tour of his art and process.

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“Photography can be described as the recording of a single moment, frozen within a fraction of time.

Each moment or photograph represents a tangible piece of our memories as time passes.

What if a photograph could actually collapse time, compressing the best moments of the day and the night , seamlessly into one single image?“


Stephen Wilkes makes unbelievable compositions of places as they transition from day to night. He explores the space-time continuum with a still photograph.

Thanks to this method that he claims has changed his perception of the world, the spectator gets to admire several moments of the day, taking place at gorgeous locations, in one single photograph.


An interesting concept explored in that Ted video, with amazing displays of his photographs.