Stephen Wilkes, a photographer in the tri-state area, created a day to night series of iconic locations throughout the world, many of them in Manhattan.
Featured in Time, Wilkes discussed that he's not a collector of one single moment, but rather many moments that are blended together to tell the story of a single place.
Then he puts it all together into one stunning photo.
For the shoots, Wilkes wakes before dawn and often uses a crane to get at least 50 ft. (15 m) above his subjects. He takes the first pictures by daybreak. He’ll have shot 1,200 to 1,500 more by the time he wraps up 12 to 15 hours later. About 50 make it into the final photograph, an editing process that can take months. While he’s shooting, there are no bathroom breaks. Meals, if he decides to eat at all, are brought up in a bucket.
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park is a familiar spot for New Yorkers and tourists alike.
And here's Central Park in the winter.
This shot of Coney Island features a crowded amusement park at night, and a packed beach during the day.
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