Vincent Laforet took to the skies on a dark Las Vegas night and took pictures of both the (in)famous Strip, and the surrounding areas. The city is fascinating – a bright, neat grid of lights in a pitch-black desert.
“Clearly these images wouldn’t have been possible two years ago. This is due to the fact that cameras were not sensitive enough to low light as they are today, and the fact that LED lights were not as prevalent in cities as they are today. In many ways this is the perfect photographic storm. There is a genuine sense of discovery when you make these images. You know they likely have never been shot before“ he writes on the project website. “I’ll never be an astronaut – but this is the closest to space that I’ll likely ever get.“
With this unprecedented clarity and from this vantage point, Sin City looks like the world of Tron. Unreal.
Armed with cameras such as the Canon 1DX and the Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 MP back- both capable of shooting relatively clean files at 3200 & 6400 ISO and a series of f2.8 to f1.2 lenses including a few tilt-shift lenses (see image above.)
I was finally able to capture some of the images that I’ve dreamed of capturing for decades.
More info: storehouse.com / http://fineart.laforetvisuals.com/AIR/Las-Vegas/