What’s inside a $ 1,000 lighter that makes it so special? Or Gibson’s Les Paul electric guitar? Those are questions a collective called LuxInside has tried to answer with special photography that offers a look inside some of the world’s most expensive luxury goods. As Wired reports, the result, as seen above, is the culmination of “years of testing and tweaking” of 3D imaging software that typically looks at organic matter.
“The principle of luxury objects is that all the traces of work must be invisible,” photographer Laurence Picot tells Wired. “I wanted to show the craftsmanship and innovation inside a project.”