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The passing of time, caught in a single photo

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By US Desk
Fri, 05, 21

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

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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. But what if you could capture more than one moment in a photograph? What if a photograph could actually collapse time, compressing the best moments of the day and the night seamlessly into one single image?

Photographer, Stephen Wilkes, created a concept called “Day to Night” and believes it’s going to change the way you look at the world.

The process begins by photographing iconic locations, places that are part of what Stephen calls our collective memory. He photographs from a fixed vantage point, and never move. This captures the fleeting moments of humanity and light as time passes. Photographing for anywhere from 15 to 30 hours and shooting over 1,500 images, he then chooses the best moments of the day and night.

Using time as a guide, Stephen seamlessly blends those best moments into one single photograph, visualizing our conscious journey with time. Here are some spectacular photographs from Stephen’s portfolio, Day to Night…