Hance Partners/Image Craft
We were pleased to welcome photographer Stephen Wilkes, who flew in from his home base in Westport, CT to work with our master printers here at Hance Partners/Image Craft, in our Phoenix facility from August 17-19th. Stephen came to work with us in creating match prints for four of his newest images in his incredible “New York: Day to Night” series of iconic New York cityscapes. This amazing body of work includes views of Park Avenue, looking south towards the Met Life building and Grand Central Station, Gramercy Park, and a most breathtaking and absolutely intriguing image of Coney Island. Shown below is Stephen’s image of Central Park in winter.
Stephen’s Day to Night images are almost unbelievable when you realize that he spends up to 15 hours in a cherry picker lift truck making as many as 1,000 images throughout the day. Through days and weeks of post production he not only chooses the exact place in time to illustrate the day to night transition, but also layers individual images that he made throughout the 15 hours on location into the final presentation, thus creating the perfect New York narrative and most stunning example of contemporary art.