These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

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The weather isn’t great and the pubs close too early and the food is often better in other cities and yet London is still one of the capitals of the world and is packed with so much history. Photographer Vincent LaForet took these amazing aerial shots of London and seeing the city overhead like this reminds you why that is.

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The buildings may be old and the streets may be confusing when you’re down low but boy, it looks great from above.

Click on the magnifying glass to zoom and see these images up close at full screen because the detail is absolutely phenomenal. It’s the only way to do them justice.

The full set of Vincent’s London photos can be seen here on Storehouse. You can also sign up to pre-order a book on Vincent’s Air series here. The entire Air Series in Europe is sponsored by G-Technology.”

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Illustration for article titled These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning
Illustration for article titled These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning
Illustration for article titled These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning
Illustration for article titled These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning
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Illustration for article titled These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

Vincent Laforet is a director, photographer, and a pioneer in tilt-shift, aerial photography, and in HD DSLR cameras for shooting film. He won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his images of Afghanistan and Pakistan’s conflicts after 9/11, plus three prizes at the 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Life and many other national and international publications have commissioned his service.

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Follow him on his blog, Twitter, Facebook, Storehouse, and Instagram.

You can buy his book Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vicent Laforet here.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring futuristic, striking, and just beautiful photography. If you are a photographer with awesome work, please drop me a line here.

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DISCUSSION

London is a different city now than it once was.

OK, pubs don’t close too early, it’s the location within their time zone. The sun comes up so early in summer I swear it must be 4am or earlier, there is light on the horizon at 3am or so. Pubs are really good for a couple of pints and not be totally fucked over dead tired the next day (so early.)

Also, there is so much good food all over the place in London now, and that’s been going on for 20 years. Pakistani and Punjabi being at the top of the list for me. But one of the best Hungarian restaurants I’ve ever been to, “Gay Hassar”, is in Soho and has been there for 50 years... it just keeps getting better. Umm, beer funzone the “Belgo” on Chalk Farm Road. Go there, then we’ll have pint or two and talk about it. Heh.

Well, these pics are simply astounding, as always. Vincent LaForet is so much more of an artist of poignant and sensitive photography than this tilt-shift series represents however. (Though I am completely & totally in awe of this London set.) The Piccadilli pic is transporting me back there. Wow.

Truly amazing stuff. Thanks very very much Casey Chan!