Photographer Stephen Wilkes Collapses Day and Night in New York City in Photo Series

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Stephen Wilkes
Park Avenue, day and night
New York's charms ripen at different times of day: while the sun is up, the city pulsates with purpose. There's the same vibration and torque in the grandest of achievements as are in the most mundane of errands. At night, the city blooms into something else, thicker maybe, but fiery and always new. Stephen Wilkes, a Connecticut-based photographer, has rendered images of the city's places that try to get us to feel all of it at once. His "Day to Night" series, which includes Shanghai and D.C., shows us New York in its eternal present, the bustle of the day and the exuberance of the night sitting right on top of each other. Here are some images from his series that made me wish I was better at poetry.

For the complete set you can visit Wilkes' website here. But in the meantime, here are some images of New York that are just damn pretty to look at.

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Stephen Wilkes
Times Square New Year's Eve

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Stephen Wilkes
Union Square

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Stephen Wilkes
The Flatiron

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Stephen Wilkes
Coney Island

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Stephen Wilkes
New York Public Library

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5 comments
Alisha Rose
Alisha Rose

Well done! Way to capture this Gorgeous city.

anonymous
anonymous

these pictures are hopelessly middle-brow (which is good for him - he'll probably make a lot of money).   

sanfranchristo
sanfranchristo

@anonymous I'm afraid that using the term "pictures" to refer to fine art photography is, in fact, hopelessly middlebrow (as is the improper hyphenation of "middle-brow"). 

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