NIKE + VON WONG MAKE PEOPLE WALK ON AIR
Challenged by Nike to answer what he would do if given the ability to walk on air(supposedly provided by the purchase of Nike VaporMax), photographer Benjamin Von Wong decided to turn the request on its head. Instead, he told Nike, he would “showcase ordinary people defying gravity 1,000 feet in the air.” “As an artist, I always like to push things one step further.” With a few self-imposed limitations: foregoing professional models for “everyday heroes,” standard fall harnesses for more form-fitting ones, and utilizing not one, but two skyscrapers, Von Wong got to work.
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I've been buried in editing pictures for a competition, and I submitted them last night! The theme of the contest is awareness, so of course I had to do something with my beloved vultures. ❤️ I planned three separate images for the contest to shoot during my recent shooting party with Paige. This is probably the most simple and evocative of them. The title is Vultures: it's time to offer a helping hand. Thanks Jacquie for the use of your rad deer skull. Fred wasn't sure about it, but the photos turned out great!
Saving My Tomorrow
Это сказочно и нереально!!! 🔥Ну, нет, конечно, не эти мои кадры из Летнего сада, а настоящие фотографии Бенджамина фон Вонга @vonwong , где вся серия его работ " Русалки ненавидят пластик" и " Пастух для акул" шевелится, струится, уходит в загадочную темноту... 🌊И если бы экофестиваль Кислород не показал эти фотопроекты open-air, я бы, наверно, еще долго не знала имени канадского фотохудожника. Спасибо!🙌
'Being a creative, you have to alternate between imagination and fantasy on one side and being realistic on the other side. It's all about having original ideas. I always act on my ideas by producing art that touches and gives pleasure to others. That's the only way my crazy creativity can be seen by the world. ' @chromezalloys speaking some sense to all our photography readers. Tap the link in our bio to read the inspiration behind this photo and more! ❤️
I was so happy and thankful when I got your message and Birthday wishes! I'd also like to thank @annatenne for her greetings.
You have been my inspiration and motivation for a long time. Over the years there have been times when I've felt like giving up on my dream, but then I watch your video and am inspired and motivated once again to move forward, to work at photography and make it my life too.
My big desire is to meet you in person once in my life. It would mean so much to be in your presence.
I would like to relate a little about myself so you'll understand.
As a young boy I always liked to take photos and would have my camera by my side. My father wanted me to pursue a career and attend college and thought photography was just a hobby but could not be a permanent job. I tried to do his wishes but failed miserably because my heart was not in it.
I was about to give up on everything, but one day came across your video and it changed my life. I felt once again there was hope!!! And I can say honestly that the reason for this is YOU.
Thank you for giving me my life back and encouraging my dreams of becoming a Photographer. They are finally becoming real...
Sincerely your friend,
Rohit Sulakhe #vonwong#vonwongphotography#master#perfectionist#instagram#instadaily#happy#birthdaywish#dream#glad#inspiration#motivation#hero
Canadian Photographer Benjamin Von Wong, known for his epic and viral photos, dropped by our Nike shoot just to say HI! On second thought, maybe he was making sure @johndtorre's really with us! :) John's juggling shooting for Nike and editing a shoot we did for Ben, which they still have to finish! :) If you've never heard of the legendary Von Wong, feast your eyes on his masterful works here:
Thank you for such a great opportunity! I'm really humbled to meet someone who's such a big inspiration to me and to a lot of other people too. @vonwong thank you again!
Thank you Bambanog for my blush on oTL