Photographer Vincent Laforet stepped out onto the skids of a helicopter at an altitude of 10,800 feet to capture these views of Las Vegas, which he felt looked more like Tron, Bladerunner, a computer motherboard, “or a memory chip from the air." 

He makes a valid point. See below.









Stunning Aerial Images of London

Photographer Vincent Laforet captured stunning photos of the city of London from 6,000 feet above the ground from a helicopter. A city filled with history and original architecture, Laforet’s images showcase an ultra modern and vibrant city from the Old World. These photographs are a testament of the city’s evolution, modernization and beauty.


Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper over a dizzying expanse of darkness and tiny pinpoints of light, the photographer says his experience was “both exhilarating and terrifying” and “the scariest… and the most beautiful” flight of his career.

Titled Gotham 7.5K, the photos were shot on assignment for Men’s Health Magazine for an article about psychology. Laforet proposed shooting from an unusually high altitude to capture the lines formed by the streets of NYC at night, which remind him of “brain synapses.” After finding a helicopter pilot willing to fly at such a crazy altitude, the photographer had to work with him to plan flight paths and obtain special clearances to fly above airline traffic landing at airports.

Luckily, the trip was pulled off without a hitch, resulting in a truly stunning collection of photos showcasing the city’s iconic skyline from above. To see more, be sure to check out Laforet’s post on his experience and this behind-the-scenes video by David Geffin. Thanks MyModernMet

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Incredible Aerial Photos Make London Look Like A Perfect Miniature City

Vincent Laforet is famous for photographing cityscapes from thousands of feet above the ground, sticking his head out of helicopters to get the perfect shot. Having taken on New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles for his series, “Air,” Laforet recently released photos of London taken from 6,000 feet above the city.

See more of Laforet’s amazing photos here.


Here’s New York City as you’ve never seen it before.

Vincent Laforet's “Air” (or “Gotham 7.5K”) photo shoot has resulted in some of the most incredible, larger-than-life images of the Big Apple in years, becoming an overnight sensation.

Laforet — a filmmaker and photographer — packed his multiple decades of “photo mission” experience (and some serious photo gear) into a helicopter and soared to 7,500 feet—just above jetliners landing at JFK, LGA, and Newark airports. Secured in a body harness, he actually hung out of the helicopter at altitude to capture these images.

More about these amazing images.