A few days ago, we showcased some surreal photos of Dubai skyscrapers gloriously piercing through a cloud cover. Well, this time around, the height is literally taken to a whole new level, with French-American photographer Vincent Laforet’s shots of the one-and-only New York City. All of these photos of the Big Apple were taken from an altitude of more than 7,500 ft, with the photographer strapping himself precariously to a full-body harness bound to a helicopter.
Aptly titled ‘Gotham 7.5K’, the photo series turned out be well worth the risk – with the images showcasing a different side of the mega city with almost a Tron-esque vibe. According to the photographer, the electronic circuit board like patterns were reminiscent of so-called ‘brain synapses’. He also talked about his experience of the airborne project –
I’ve flown on “aerial missions” over The Big Apple more than 50 times over the past decade and a half, and I’ve flown several hundred hours of photo flights around the world… And this was by far the most frightening flight of all.
In any case, you can further take a gander at the behind-the-scenes video made by David Geffin.