“With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving it a twist,” Paul Smith quotes Martin Parr in his foreword. Parr lives up to his words. For Luxury, he visited metropolises such as Dubai and Moscow. Wherever there was (new) money, Martin Parr was there. From catwalk and race course to millionaire fair, this is where the self-described ‘upper class’ shamelessly exhibit their vulgar wealth. But rather than making you jealous, the images are sobering. After seeing them its hard to believe that (a lot of ) money brings happiness.