Video of the Day: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (at Wal-Mart)


Commercial photographerStephen Wilkes spent 24 hours in a New Jersey store just to make you watch this video. Actually, he took one picture every ten seconds over the course of one day for a nifty time-lapse feature for Fortune magazine. Fortune‘s photo editor explains: “The inspiration was to show that Wal-Mart never sleeps… open 24 hours with no real daylight, you have no sense of what time of day it is. We wanted to see what the traffic flow of people coming in and out of the store looks like as a day in the life.” All told, 1,800 of the 8,640 frames Wilkes shot were used and compressed into two minutes of video. Watch the moving version of Andreas Gursky after the jump — and get freaked out over how many consumers still shop at Wal-Mart.