PHOTO: VINCENT LAFORET
Photographer Vincent LaForet captures America's 2nd largest city from above

When you're faced with endless ocean, colossal mountains set against a deep blue sky, or sweeping, tree lined valleys, seeing the world as a beautiful place is effortless. However, when you're confronted with the harsh architecture, relentless concrete, and faint smell of piss of the city, it can be easy to lose that vision a little at times.

PHOTO: VINCENT LAFORET

However, photographer Vincent Laforet has bucked that trend with this amazing photo collection of Los Angeles. The snapper flew above the second largest city in the US in a helicopter, hovering at 1000 feet to get the stunning pictures.

PHOTO: VINCENT LAFORET

What he captured looks strange and other-worldly, in the same way as the Northern Lights looks both completely natural, yet completely alien at the same time.

PHOTO: VINCENT LAFORET

We don't recall seeing a set of images that better capture both the beauty and grime of a city since we sat and watched Drive (which, if you haven't already, should be added to your Must Watch list as soon as possible).

PHOTO: VINCENT LAFORET

The full set of Vincent's photos of Los Angeles can be seen here on Storehouse. You can also sign up to pre-order a book on Vincent’s Air series here.

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