The Complicated Truth Behind a Life of Luxury


Looking through the glossy images of lifestyle magazines, we all yearn for the same things. Whether it be wealth, a big house, a nice boat, it can be easy to overlook the people who work behind the scenes to make these ideals shine like the pictures in the magazines.

In a new project by Ramiro Gomez, the former live-in nanny to a wealthy Hollywood Hills family paints the portraits of the workers and aides that often go unnoticed in fairy tales and dreams. In a recent interview with Policymic, the magazine brings up the importance of his work, stating that “In his art, Gomez, a child of Mexican immigrants, features the workers who are an integral but invisible part of wealthy society in Los Angeles. His images interrupt the mainstream commercial narrative by introducing a critical human element.”

Below are some images from the artist. Read the interview on Policymic.







Category: Art