Night Time Photos Of New York City Captured From 7,500 Feet In The Air
What you’re about to see is absolutely stunning. Extremely beautiful high-altitude photos captured by the photographer Vincent Laforet. New York City at night can offer you a dramatic perspective over the city that never sleeps.
Vincent hanged himself out of a helicopter at 7,500 feet and created these magic photos. He is the first to do this.
“It is both exhilarating and terrifying all at once,” Laforet told Gizmodo. “Let’s just start off by saying this was the scariest helicopter “photo mission” of my career. And the most beautiful.”
Laforet was refused by one veteran pilot because he considered that the altitude was too high and “helicopters are not meant to live in that realm”.
Laforet did this work for the Men’s Health Magazine and he wanted it to be special, so he proposed shooting the city from a high altitude so he could capture the lines formed by the streets of the city at night. “It was an article about psychology and I’ve always thought that from a high altitude the streets looked like brain “synapses” – at least to me,” he said.
For this shoot, Laforet was “armed” with the best digital equipment: multiple Canon 1DX’s, a Mamiya Leaf Credo 50MP digital medium format system and a huge array of glass for the Canon and Mamiya medium format system. Also, due to the fact that helicopters vibrate, he also used a Kenyon 4×4 gyroscopic stabilizer, thus having enough stability for lower ISO, slower shutter night slots.
“I was finally able to capture some of the images that I’ve dreamed of capturing for decades,” said Laforet.