Josef Hoflehner – Jet Airliner April 15, 2012April 16, 2012 by aecho Jet Airliner is a nice photographic series by Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner of arriving and departing airplanes at the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Tags: Jet AIrliner Josef Hoflehner Photography Series aecho mamama-paris.com Related 111 thoughts on “Josef Hoflehner – Jet Airliner” just a little too close for comfort… impressive imagery Reply Wow! I would not like to be those people!😉 Reply I love you. You are the key during my life in earth Reply I agree. Reply Wow.. NICE PHOTOS. I like the way the photographers combines the “serious” jet with the causal and relaxed life together. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work. Reply hmm Reply Love the pictures…that last KLM one is crazy. The monster double decker coming in. Need to get there someday to witness it myself. Reply Good choice in shooting in black & white! I am always amazed when I see photos of this runway but your photos added a twist to it. I think of the beach as relaxing. I can only imagine the draft from the planes with the noise must be the exact opposite! Ha ha! Reply I’ve always been so terrified of planes coming so close to the ground. I’d probably start screaming and shaking. Fascinating photos! Katie http://katieraspberry.wordpress.com/ Reply fab pics Reply I love the black and whites …. and how everyone looks so calm! Reply Incredible stuff – I think I had seen some of these in the past, but it’s great to see them all in one place. Thank you! Reply Reblogged this on houseofzippers and commented: This is so cool. I love airplanes. Reply Fantastic shots. My personal favourite is the one before last of the KLM plane. Reply Ahhhh… Maho Beach in St. Maarten! I was just there last month… was able to get some awesome shots of planes landing as well, though not nearly the artistic masterpieces you have here. *wink* Love them in black and white as well. Looking forward to seeing more posts. Janet Reply Amazing! All-time favourite “free” activity is to watch plans land and I was fortunate enough to experience this in St. Maarten during a layover to Paris. Photos are fantastic! Reply Amazing! All-time favourite “free” activity is to watch plans land and I was fortune enough to experience this in St. Maarten during a Europe bound layover. Photos are amazing! Reply Pingback: Um aeroporto fantástico… | Paranóias Congrats for being Freshly Pressed! Reply Hallucinating photos! Reply Wow, amazing pictures! Reply Wow how amazing, cool shots i love the people on the beach you have captured this so well.Cheers Callie Reply Incredible–the planes look close enough to touch! Somehow reminds me of the French film, “La Jetee”. Reply Fantastic photos Reply Wow! Amazing images. I’ve actually seen a few videos of landings at this location and it’s really amazing. I am not a fan of flying but I will be traveling this summer and landing in what I am told is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. I am NOT looking forward to it. Reply St Maarten certainly seem to be the place to take great shots. I love the ones where the planes take off away from the beach blasting the beach goers Reply Impressive! Reply Reblogged this on The Idiomatics and commented: Cool pix! Reply This is Maho Beach, yes? I’ve wanted to visit SXM for a long time. These are incredible images! Reply Really good photos! I like the black and white effect! Reply SXM!! Gotta love this place!! Reply Impressive! Reply I love your pictures and I would certainly like to go there sometime, it looks fun and thrilling! Thanks for sharing (: Vic Reply That is cool! Isn’t the engine noise ear piercing though? Reply Wow! Incredile!!! Reply Awesome contrast and depth. Reply Not bad, but do you have it in colour? Reply Whew…beyond wild…! Reply Excellent. It must smell like sea salt and exhaust in that area! Reply Those photos are simply incredible! Reply WoW…. feels like some day in the past Reply Incredibly Close! Reply Amazing shots. You’ve been at right place at the right time. Of course you must’ve waited patiently at those spots for the flight to arrive. Reply just amazing Reply Did the engine’s exhaust blew off the bikinis any time?😀😉 Reply imagens excitantes!!!… buscar a relação (o diálogo/discurso) entre o objeto, o avião, e as pessoas nos brinda com a surpresa contida na própria imagem, uma por uma, e qual seja o propósito do fotografar torna-se claro o sentido da emoção, emocionar… ”images exciting!!!… seek the ratio (speech/dialogue) between the object, the airplane, and peoples regales us with the surprise in the picture itself, one by one, and what is the purpose of the photograph becomes clear sense of excitement, thrill … Good, very good!!! Reply I think the use of black and white is fantastic. I have recently watched videos of this very same strip of beach on YouTube. It was excellent to find your blog after watching them. Timing was perfect. Your blogging rocks! Keep it up. Reply Amazing photos! Reply Woooofffff!!!! Reply You’ve just added a new destination to my bucket list. I’ve seen shots from here before but these are truly captivating. Great job! Reply Excellent!! Never knew it flies this close! Interesting clicks! Reply Great photos. Love the black and white. Reply Brilliant pictures! The charm of black and white! Reply Fantastic shots! Love the perspective and the juxtoposition of the planes to the bathers in bikinis Nice post! Reply Reblogged this on The Porsche Independent Repair and commented: Love the theme and super compositions. Love the B/W Reply superb pics.. like it very much. Reply i LIKES TO MOVE ON AIROPLANES WHILE TAKE OFF. Reply Reblogged this on Martin Sketchley and commented: Great photography. Reply One of my favourite photographer Reply Wow.. wish to see it for real… You be my inspiration.. hehe Well here in Indonesia, Sout east Asia, i also hear Airplane machine when they will landing but it is annoying such a noise, and it is not as near as you in that photo’s so the only thing i always thinking about you is.. how it feels to catch a picture of an airplane so close enough? dont you feel noisy too? or is it make you feel satisfied because you love airplane soo much heheh Cool Picture THumbs Up for you _Angel_ Reply great imagery. Cheers! Reply Reblogged this on I blog, You read. and commented: Planes carry goods, people and a lot of noise. They are incredible. Reply really amazing …… If i was there means would have touched Reply i guess as scary to the eyes deafening to the ears. Are the people used to it or what? They seem it happens everyday. Reply Reblogged this on nineelevenophilia and commented: And now for something completely different… Reply Just spotted your blog on the ‘freshly pressed’ section. Beautiful blog! Reply Congrats, great photos you have here! Reply Superb photos. Many thanks! Reply Wow.Stunning! That plane does fly really close to those sun worshippers….cool! Reply oh my gosh, those shots are amazing. And I’ve always wanted to go to St. Maarten as well – so now I have a spot to check out when I do go. Not sure if this has been asked already, but what camera and lens(es) did you use to take the photos with – if I may ask? Reply http://albayanalsoory.wordpress.com/ Reply well documented ! Reply Wow! Beautiful work. The photographer has an excellent sense of timing. Reply Reblogged this on paintboxtalks. Reply That is amazing!!! your pictures are brilliant!!! wooww!!! Reply Reblogged this on My Library Card Wore Out and commented: I know that I am book blogger, but I really want to go and visit this place and I have been seeing some tv documentaries and posts abou this place and I just had to share this with you. Who wants to ride the fence with me while the jet takes off?😛 Reply i’ve heard about that place.. awesome photographs! and if i’m there i would probably be taking pictures too. Reply Impressively fun from one of the world most unique beaches! Reply Photoshop? Reply These are all fantastic pictures but the second to last is particularly impressive! Reply I’ve seen a lot of pictures of this special “event”. But I’ve never seen such good ones. Thanks! Reply WOW!!!! Unbelievable shots. I am equally scared to death of planes (flying) and fascinated by them. I would love to see this in person. Really, really, REALLY cool. Reply hey, is that a current KLM fleet? that looks like a Boeing 737-800! but it looks so retro, i thought these were retro pics. i’m confused?😐 Reply Wow – these pictures are absolutely amazing. Great post. Reply Those photographs are SO cool! -great job. Reply seriously intense and humorous pictures here! I ove them. More more!! Reply I wish i would be there. mitesh soni Reply I love these! I’m a fan of jet watching myself. I sometimes head out to UMASS, Boston to watch them descend en route to nearby Logan Airport. The black and white makes for a much more dramatic visual. Reply You could not pay me enough money to sit on that beach and have a megaton plane fly inches away. No thanks. You are brave to get those photos, too.😛 Reply I notice there are lots of aerodynamics going on that don’t involve widebodies, too. Rowr. Reply Reblogged this on rivertzske. Reply These shots are absolutely spectacular! Reply Amazing set of images! Reply Whoa, that’s so close it’s making me nervous just looking at them! Very cool. Reply I landed in this airport in an Airbus from Pan American World Airways. I heard the pilots talking in the gate house about who was doing the landing and the takeoff. Reply amazing images great work Reply Honestly, I think it is extremely dangerous and foolish to put a beach right on short finals??!!?! If I was the pilot, I would probably prang on landing whilst catching a glance at all those bikini clad butts and buns! What on earth were they thinking? Fantastic photos, by the way. Great “positioning”. Reply ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC ! ツ Reply great tones & contrast! Reply that is just plain crazy to have planes land that close to a beach and to people!! is this really the way it is? great photographs! – rita http://shapingthepoem.wordpress.com/ Reply WOW! Reply I really do love these shots! Reply Reblogged this on Warehouse Wonder and commented: want to go here so badly haha! The black and white makes these images appear so magical and surreal. This place, Princess Juliana International Airport, is definitely on the bucket list! Reply Pingback: Austrian Photographer Josef Hoflehner’s “Jet Airliner” – Black & White Photographs of Airplanes Zooming Inches Over the Beaches of the West Indies « NEON MILK – The Official Web Log of Dan Digs – dandigs.com Nice stunning angles and composition. Great job fitting in the airplanes with the rest of the scenery. Reply Pingback: JOSEF HOFLEHNER: JET AIRLINER : CHÂTEAU ULTRA Epic Photography. Really Special. Reply Amazing shots! We would love to post the 2nd phphoto down at toemail if you do not mind? Would provide links for you and the artist. http://toemail.wordpress.com Reply nice…………. asheeee.blogspot.com Reply nice pics. well done! 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