Stephen Wilkes

Since opening his studio in New York City in 1983, photographer Stephen Wilkes has built an unprecedented body of work and a reputation as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognised for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. He joined The Sunday Times of London as deputy picture editor; soon becoming the youngest picture editor in Fleet Street where he spent seven years and subsequently joined the Sunday Times Magazine as Director of Photography and Assistant Editor responsible for all photography at the magazine for eight years.

Wilkes is widely recognised for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. He joined The Sunday Times of London as deputy picture editor; soon becoming the youngest picture editor in Fleet Street where he spent seven years and subsequently joined the Sunday Times Magazine as Director of Photography and Assistant Editor responsible for all photography at the magazine for eight years.

Day to Night, Wilkes’ most defining project, began in 2009. These epic cityscapes and landscapes, portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours capture fleeting moments of humanity as light passes in front of his lens over the course of a full-day. Blending these images into a single photograph takes months to complete.

Day to Night has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning as well as dozens of other prominent media outlets and, with a grant from the National Geographic Society, was recently extended to include America’s National Parks in celebration of their centennial anniversary.

Stephens editorial work has appeared in and on the covers of, leading publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Time, Fortune, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and many others. The entire Day to Night series will be published by TASCHEN as a monograph in 2018.