Benjamin Von Wong: shoots sweet life

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pho­tog­ra­pher, who has al­ways been a be­liever in hard work over tal­ent, has only been home 11 days this year. His shoot­ing sched­ule takes him through­out the US, South Asia, Europe and other re­gions.

Com­pared to other pro­fes­sion­als, Wong said, “I have the ad­van­tage of be­ing able to travel a lot, to meet dif­fer­ent peo­ple. It’s al­ways dif­fer­ent and al­ways ex­cit­ing.”

Wong never imag­ined the pop­u­lar­ity he would gain through the In­ter­net when he quit his min­ing job.

“Peo­ple asked me what is the best way to be­come a pho­tog­ra­pher. I’m not sure but I be­lieve that when you have an idea or a dream, you just have to go out there and make hap­pen,” said Wong.

Best known for its epic photography com­bin­ing the el­e­ments he loves, from py­rotech­nics and black lights to para­plegic ath­letes and Game of Thrones fans, most of Wong’s pho­tos are grandiose and imag­i­na­tive.

“Be­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher gives me end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties to see the beauty of the world, that is where I get my ideas and in­spi­ra­tion,” he said.

“I def­i­nitely do have a pref­er­ence for things that are fan­tas­ti­cal, fu­tur­is­tic, or that make a per­son dream, some­thing that’s a lit­tle bit larger than life. But the in­spi­ra­tion ac­tu­ally comes from the peo­ple that I sur­round my­self

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