Benjamin Von Wong: shoots sweet life
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