Nimia Presents


Featuring Vincent Laforet


“Behind the Lens” featuring Vincent Laforet is a series the explores the lives, inspirations, and motivations of the world’s prominent visual artists. What sparks that creative flame and what passion sets it ablaze? Dive into a unique perspective and discover what life is like through the eyes of the world’s most influential visual artists. “Behind the Lens” was produced and directed by the team at Helio Collective.

Chapter 1: Unique Perspectives

Immigrating to the US from Switzerland at five years old, Vincent discovered an innate talent for recognizing when things are visually balanced. This ability paired with a deeply passionate approach to his work has come to define his aesthetic and in many ways his life.

Chapter 2: New Beginning

Vincent’s career was kickstarted when he landed an internship at Reuters while studying at Northwestern University. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his coverage of the Middle East following the events of September 11th for the New York Times. In 2008 Vincent directed the first ever commercial shot on a DSLR, changing his career overnight and announcing his presence in the filmmaking world.

Chapter 3: AIR In Motion

Nimia is proud to partner with Vincent Laforet to create the first 4K video installment of his critically acclaimed “AIR” series. The AIR series began as an editorial assignment about psychology and has since blossomed into a viral sensation viewed by over 40 million people. In Vincent’s mind, the streets of Manhattan looked like a computer chip and appeared to pulse like brain synapses. Take an inside look at how Vincent captured his unique perspective and shared it with the world.

Thank you for the support

Photo of Vincent Laforet – 2006

About Vincent Laforet:

Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and critically acclaimed director. He gained National attention with his post 9/11 coverage of the Middle East for the New York Times. In 2008 he directed the first commercial shot on a DSLR and was thrust into prominence in the filmmaking community. Today Vincent works on projects for major clients such as Apple, Nike, Adobe, Zeiss, and Canon. He is a mentor to thousands of filmmakers, both seasoned and aspiring, who look to his blog for wisdom.

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