Josef Hoflehner – Jet Airliner

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.


111 thoughts on “Josef Hoflehner – Jet Airliner

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. I love your pictures and I would certainly like to go there sometime, it looks fun and thrilling!
    Thanks for sharing (:

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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
    Cool Picture 🙂
    THumbs Up for you 🙂

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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”.

  17. 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!

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