Stephen Wilkes Trafalger Square, London, Day to Night
This entry in the Day to Night series was created in 2013, during President Obama's second inauguration. With an estimated 1 million people in attendance, this image captures the energy of a sea of waving flags, cheers from proud constituents, and the pride of the nation, all illuminated by a bright and colorful sunrise that would slowly transition into a clear sky day and cool crisp night.
This entry in the Day to Night series was carefully planned and taken from a centered, symmetrical view of the entire Square. The unique perspective allows you to see various levels of the park as if they were stages, each having their own distinct narrative. Every person featured in this photograph represents a specific moment captured from the early morning until night.