For photographer Stephen Wilkes, a photograph isn't a moment in time; it's a day in time.
Wilkes came upon the idea of composite landscape photos when he was taking cast photos of Baz Lurhman's Romeo & Juliet almost 15 years ago. He spends around 15 hours taking 1,500 photographs of a place, then picks the best 50, and creates a composite photo. Lest you think it sounds like a two-day process, each photo takes almost a month to create.
While we love Wilkes' photos of NYC, we can't help but like most his photograph of the Santa Monica Pier, in which all aspects work together in delivering light to dark.