Books: Stephen Wilkes – Day to Night


Books: Our latest book from TASCHEN’s impressive canon features an emotional photo journey – Day to Night by Stephen Wilkes

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 distils 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.

The photographer: Stephen Wilkes’s work has appeared inVanity 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.

The author: Lyle Rexer is a New York–based writer, curator, and art critic. He is a contributor toPhotograph magazine, and has written for many others including Art in America,Aperture, and Modern Painters.

Stephen Wilkes: Day to Night – Hardcover with two fold-outs, 260 pages Multilingual Edition: English, French, German Price: €100 TASCHEN Store Brussels, Grand Sablon/ Grote Zavel, Rue Lebeaustraat 18, 1000 Brussels