Capturing the drama of nature

Photographer Stephen Wilkes has mastered the art of capturing the dramatic movement of weather and the sun over expansive landscapes.

Wilkes sets up his camera in a single spot and patiently waits to capture a single scene, sometimes for hours or even days.

With over 1,500 exposures taken from a fixed angle, Wilkes documents the gradual changes in light and the bustling activity of humans and animals.

His upcoming book, Day to Night, showcases 60 of his most compelling images, highlighting the natural drama he captures in his panoramas.

The meticulous process

Wilkes carefully selects his locations, choosing places that offer a unique perspective and interesting subject matter.

Once on location, he spends hours observing and photographing the scene, often staying in one spot for an entire day or more.

By filtering all of the images he captures into a single composition, Wilkes creates seamless and detailed panoramas.

This process requires patience, dedication, and a keen eye for capturing the perfect moment.

Hidden stories behind each photograph

Day to Night features panoramas taken by Wilkes between 2009 and 2022.

Each photograph in the book has a hidden story that Wilkes shares, providing insight into the context and meaning behind the image.

These stories add an extra layer of depth to the already stunning visuals, allowing viewers to connect with the photographs on a deeper level.

Wilkes' storytelling abilities shine through in both his images and the accompanying narratives.

A glimpse into diverse locations

From U.S. National Parks to iconic international landmarks to remote wildernesses teeming with wildlife, Day to Night offers a diverse range of locations.

Wilkes' ability to capture the essence and unique character of each place is evident in his panoramas.

Viewers are transported to these breathtaking locations, experiencing the beauty and drama firsthand through Wilkes' lens.

The book serves as a visual journey, showcasing the wonders of the natural world.

Pre-order your copy

Day to Night will be released next month, giving photography enthusiasts the opportunity to own a collection of Wilkes' remarkable panoramas.

Readers can pre-order the book on Bookshop to ensure they don't miss out on this stunning visual experience.

Wilkes' work is a testament to the power of photography in capturing the beauty and drama of the natural world.

Don't miss your chance to own a piece of his extraordinary vision.


Kate Mothes. (July 18, 2023). From Dawn to Dusk and Back Again, Stephen Wilkes Pursues Natural Drama in Remarkably Detailed Panoramas. .

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