Josef Hoflehner – Jet Airliner

The Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner is one of the best contemporary photographers. The unique Jet Airliner series comprises of high key photographs  of low-flying planes over the heads of sunbathers at Maho Beach on the Dutch/French island of St. Maarten / St. Martin in the Caribbean Sea.  The beach is directly adjacent to the relatively short runway of the airport, therefore passenger jets roar as low as four meters above the holiday-makers. The photographs were taken over a period  between early 2009 and late 2011 and 86 of them are published in the book ” Jet Airliner: The Complete Works