Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes

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This Day to Night of the iconic Flatiron building is a personal favorite. I photographed on the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, and at dusk when the tribute of lights appeared, this photograph took on another layer of meaning. Now almost 10 years later, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. During this time of physical distancing, it’s more important than ever to stay connected. I would love the opportunity to reach out to so many of you. Please take the time to visit with me on INSTAGRAM LIVE this SUNDAY @3pm. I’ll be talking about what I experienced during the shooting of this image, and I would be happy to answer a selection of specific questions you all might have about my work, inspiration… or anything at all. Please send your questions to the comments section in this post. I’ll choose a group of the best questions to answer during Sunday’s live event. I am looking forward connecting & speaking with everyone!! #Flatiron #NYC #DaytoNight #iglive

27 Mar 2020

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Spring is near... Stay safe and stay home. #weareone #spring #green

24 Mar 2020

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Stay connected...Through FaceTime, email or text...we will get through this moment of physical distancing by being there for each other. #butterfly #weareone #shotoniphone

23 Mar 2020

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Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home. – Sylvia Earle #archive #snorkeling #ocean #aerialphotography

20 Mar 2020

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Io amo I’ltalia Our thoughts & prayers are with our many friends in Italy today. One of my favorite places in the world to visit & photograph . This image is from Venice, photographed on my iPhone, its a multiple exposure from a series of images I created called Tapestry. #weareone #venice #pray #iphoneonly

19 Mar 2020

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"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Francis Bacon #weareone #beauty #rowing #aerialphotography

18 Mar 2020

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain Let’s all be mindful to support each other through the simple act of kindness in this moment in our history. #kindness #weareone #love

17 Mar 2020

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"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” #Aristotle #weareone #hope

15 Mar 2020

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I’m honored & truly humbled to be a part of this terrific piece done on my Day to Night work & the work of Ansel Adams. Special thanks to @allartstv & @stacey_reiss! Please go to the link in my bio to see the full video. #anseladams

09 Mar 2020

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As I reflect back on my many trips to Africa , I wanted to share one of my favorite moments from my trip to Lake Bogoria, part of the Great Rift Valley outside of Nairobi, Kenya. This lovely young woman’s laughter and joy simply makes whatever craziness is going on in our world... go away just for a moment... #laughter #joy #Africa #

07 Mar 2020

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In creating a Day to Night I spend an abundance of time scouting various locations. This is an image from one of my scouts of a watering hole in the Seronera which ended up becoming the main location for my Day to Night Serengeti. In this photograph, Zebras are bolting out of the watering in anticipation of a nearby predator. I’m about to embark on an exciting new project that is taking me back to Tanzania & the Seronera. Looking forward to sharing more in the coming weeks. #seronera #serengeti #zebras

05 Mar 2020

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In celebration of World Wildlife Day! Sharing one of my favorite Day to Night’s of bird migration. This photograph was taken in Lake Bogoria, 5 hours outside of Nairobi, Kenya. It has one of the largest populations of lesser flamingos. I was in a 30 foot tall blind for 36 hours making this photograph. #africa #flamingos #bogoria #migration

03 Mar 2020

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The sun peers through the clouds above the frigid landscape of Churchill Manitoba. With no roads leading in or out of Churchill, it’s easy to feel incredibly isolated. But while photographing from a tundra buggy the other worldly beauty of the Canadian Arctic suddenly made me feel at peace. On location for my upcoming Day to Night. #canada #arctic #churchill #polarbears

01 Mar 2020

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Sunset In Hudson Bay, Churchill Manitoba. This magnificent landscape is prime viewing for Polar Bears in the Canadian Arctic. On location for my upcoming Day To Night #churchill #canadian #polarbear

29 Feb 2020

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In celebration of National Polar Day! This was one of the closer moments we had with one of our visitors . We spent 36 hours photographing from a tundra buggy in Churchill,Manitoba along the Hudson Bay as it froze. This male polar bear got up close and personal with us. #polarbear #tundrabuggy #churchill #manitoba #arctic

27 Feb 2020