Vincent Laforet Captures New York From 10,000 Feet In The Air
Vincent Laforet Captures A View Of New York At Night Unlike Any You've Ever Seen
Vincent Laforet has been a professional photographer for three decades, but he can still be surprised by what he shoots, including his latest project: stunning aerial pictures of New York City at night.
A Swiss-born French American, Laforet was a New York Times staff photographer for many years, shooting everything from the Super Bowl to the start of the second Gulf War on the USS Abraham Lincoln. He is now adding filmmaking to his résumé and is working on his first feature. But in December, Laforet found himself strapped into a harness, dangling from a helicopter high over New York City to capture a view he had been thinking about for 25 years. Laforet tells International Business Times about his "Night Over New York" series and the timeless nature of photography.