Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

These incredible, mind-bending aerial images offer a completely different way to view the vibrancy of New York City. Shot from above, some of the distorted images make the Big Apple appear like a planet, while others, photographed directly downward, make skyscrapers look like something out of an abstract artwork.

In all of the works, the bright lights of New York glitter across the skyline, making its skyscrapers and life below pop. The unique photo essay was created by Andrew Griffiths, 40, who has been working as an aerial photographer for the past 16 years. (Caters News)

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Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

These incredible, mind-bending aerial images offer a completely different way to view the vibrancy of New York City. Shot from above, some of the distorted images make the Big Apple appear like a planet, while others, photographed directly downward, make skyscrapers look like something out of an abstract artwork. (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

In all of the works, the bright lights of New York glitter across the skyline, making its skyscrapers and life below pop. Andrew Griffiths, who has been working as an aerial photographer for the past 16 years, captured the unique photography series. (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

Andrew spent six months preparing for his New York project before spending an additional five days walking some 30 miles around the city. The photographer, originally from Melbourne, Australia, said: “This really helped to give me an appreciation for the amazing architecture and inspiring vibrancy of New York City life.” (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City life

“What amazed me most were the people and the clockwork-like efficiency in which the city functions. I now see New York as a beautiful, living, breathing creature, full of diversity and flavored by millions of individual life stories.” (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

“It was this depth of culture that shaped my approach to the aerials and made capturing New York so unique and special for me.” (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

Andrew photographed the city in May 2017, and to shoot the likes of his planet-shaped works the photographer used a specially designed camera setup he calls “The Beast.” (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

Challenges faced when shooting such works included high winds and New York’s crowded airspace, Andrew said. (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

The series required Andrew and his crew to fly over key locations around the city and have Andrew lean out as far as possible to photograph the city life below. (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

The photographer hopes to return to the city at a later date to shoot more breathtaking images. (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

Distorted aerial photographs offer a unique way to see the vibrancy of New York City

Andrew said: “Since May I’ve been working on new gear that I think will take my work in New York to a whole new level. There’s an overwhelming gravitational pull that centers around New York and I’m really looking forward to coming back.” (Photo: Andrew Griffiths/Lensaloft/Caters)

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