Previous New York Times journalist, Vincent Laforet shot this photo in 2004. Taken at the Lasker Rink in New York City from the overhead vantage point of a helicopter, the piece captures a moment in time that makes you think twice. The piece is aptly and cleverly titled: “Me and My Human”.
Since 2004, Laforet has shot some extremely powerful images generally falling into two different genres: photojournalism and aerial. He has an innate ability to capture patterns in human behavior from the air in a way that makes us look like miniatures, and a skill to capture dramatic moments in human history, such as those from Hurricane Katrina or war protests.