2015 Published: May 25, 2015 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

London is Lit: Photographer Vincent Laforet Captures the City from a Helicopter 

Photographer Vincent Laforet’s electric photos of London show a different side to the city.

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Photographer Vincent Laforet has taken his pursuit of taking aerial photography of cities at night from an open door of a helicopter to Europe, as part of his project AIR. First stop: London.

Laforet writes: “I was by far the MOST concerned with how this shoot would turn out relative to all of the other cities I’ve photographed, or plan to photograph as part of project AIR.

First: there is no semblance of a grid in London or of an organized geometry that you find in most modern cities, and in many older cities such as Barcelona and Paris for example.

The streets can best be described with one word: Chaotic. It turns out that I could not have been more wrong: there is a very special beauty within the mysterious curves of London’s streets – and especially so at night.”

More of Laforet’s pictures of London here:

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Laforet will visit three other cities in Europe within the next three weeks. In the meantime you can view his previous works here and watch the behind-the-scenes video below:

His shots were taken with a Canon 1D X and his work can be purchased here.