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Stephen Wilkes is an American photographer who has been widely recognized for both his fine art and commercial work. His photographs have been exhibited in both galleries and museums, and his photo-journalism has been featured in such publications as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times.

Day to Night | SESSION 12: Wake Up! | 02.19.16

Stephen Wilkes's newest body of work is called Day to Night, a series of compositions capturing fleeting moments throughout the day and night. Stephen has used this technique to capture some of the most breathtaking cityscapes and landscapes from around the world. At each location, Wilkes spends hours taking as many as 2,500 shots from an elevated perspective, layering the frames into a single image exploding with painterly detail. Stephen walked the audience through the genesis of the idea and his meticulous process in creating the compositions.

With a wealth of incredible imagery to work with, OXBOW had a blast curating the content for Stephen's talk. In addition to showing crisp, full-bleed compositions, we collected and animated a series of videos called Loupe Views (coined by Stephen, seen below) where the camera pans in, out, and around the photos, displaying impossibly perfect resolution, even at 1000% zoom. We also created a behind-the-scenes look at the painstaking process Stephen and his team undergo in building the stunning compositions, moment by moment.