Probably The Most Amazing Aerial Photos Of New York City
Multi-talented Swiss-born filmmaker and photographer Vincent Laforet has wowed his fans with breathtaking late-night aerial photos of New York City, illuminated by the lights of a city that never sleeps. He shot the series “Night Over New York” while sitting on the edge of a helicopter flying as high as 7,500 ft (2285 m) above the Big Apple.
“It is both exhilarating and terrifying all at once,” Laforet confessed to Gizmodo. “Let’s just start off by saying this was the scariest helicopter “photo mission” of my career. And the most beautiful.”
“Armed with cameras such as the Canon 1DX and the Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 MP back- both capable of shooting relatively clean files at 3200 & 6400 ISO and a series of f2.8 to f1.2 lenses including a few tilt-shift lenses,” explained the photographer, “I was finally able to capture some of the images that I’ve dreamed of capturing for decades.”