Most Instagram stars have at least one glamorous shot on a private jet. And now even ordinary people can fake a lavish lifestyle by hiring a grounded private jet as a backdrop for their Instagram snaps – well, at least in Russia they can.
If you can't actually afford to fly on a private jet, then a company in Russia will help you fake it instead. Moscow-based company, the Private Jet Studio, has created a unique business by renting out a private jet for Instagram photoshoots, but there’s a catch. Russians can experience what stepping onto a luxury private jet feels like, however they won't actually be travelling anywhere, with the plane remaining firmly on the ground during the experience.
But that hasn't stopped people from paying to rent out the Gulfstream 65 aeroplane to capture photos for Instagram bragging. You can have your photos taken inside the aircraft, as you relax on the comfortable white leather seats, with a glass of expensive champagne and a plate of delicious foods in front of you, as you prepare to board the plane, with a gorgeous model waiting for you on the steps, or as you arrive at your fictional destination. Private Jet Studio is also open to suggestions, as long as you’re willing to pay extra.
A two-hour shoot with a professional photographer costs 14,000 roubles (£185) or 11,000 roubles (£145) without. A videographer is also available for £330. Photos posted on the company’s Instagram account show customers pretending to be thousands of feet in the air by looking longingly out of the plane’s windows.
Private Jet Studio’s representative tells TJ Journal some customers don’t mind if the company puts their photos on Instagram. But the others don’t want it to be known that they took photo in a studio.