AIR: Gotham 7.5K

In 2002, when Vincent Laforet won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, you might assume he would have no where to go but down. His latest project, AIR: Gotham 7.5K, proves otherwise. These spectacular images offer a unique view of New York City, one that transforms street-level chaos into something that looks like a sparkling logic board. To capture these shots, Vincent found himself leaning out of an open door of a helicopter 7,500 feet above the city, on a very dark and chilly night.

“I was recently on assignment for Men’s Health Magazine and I proposed shooting the city from an unusually high altitude so that we could capture the lines that are formed by the streets of New York 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.”