In addition to being mesmerized by London's beautiful geometry and sprawl, Laforet said he also noticed how the city has changed since he last saw it from above back in 2008. Among the differences in its appearance, he said the changes in the city's lighting was the most striking.
"The city has changed remarkably since then," he said. "The presence of LED lighting is extremely visible and likely in large part due to the Olympics."
Camera technology, too, has changed over the years, allowing him to capture clean and clear images at night and making the entire project possible, he said.