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Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Mean What Can You Say To This?

I saw this body of work by Nick Gleis who shoots the interior of private planes. His customers are anonymous heads of states and royalty, arms dealers, and billionaires from such countries as United Arab Emirates, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Dubai, Cameroon, Johor, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and China.
The work is being shown at the Brighton Photography Biennial.

The work is pretty eye-opening, and it's hard to believe I'm not looking at some crazy Hollywood space set. After looking at images of the devastation that floods have wrought in Pakistan I can't help but wonder what they were thinking, not only spending what must be crazy amounts of money, but proving the old adage that money can't buy you class.

Thank you Nick Gleis for showing this beautifully shot work. It allows us a peak into a world way beyond our experience, and has me wondering: Is there really so much money in Cameroon that this kind of over-the-top luxury is called for?

You can take a look at Chantal Biya, Cameroon's first lady here

All photographs copyright by Nick Gleis.

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Anonymous Ed said...

Wow, they put the Lisa-Marie to shame. But somehow, like everything at Graceland at least as it seemed to me, that had a restrained class in evidence. These do not.

August 20, 2010  
Anonymous Liz.Blog said...

Wow! I enjoyed looking at this post. Nick Gleis' website for these images is divided into large jets, med-sized and smalljets-handy! Also, looking at the link of Cameroon's first lady, Chantal Biya, there's an interesting Marie Antoinette influence in her hair-do's. Thanks Stella.

August 23, 2010  

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