My friend Benjamin Von Wong (his site) has done it yet again! And I don’t know how he does it – every project he puts his mind to becomes a sensation. He messaged me last week to give me a heads up this was coming and I knew it would spread around the planet. Not only the photos are different and cool, but the people are the story!
Part of it I believe is that he’s working on projects he loves and he always works on things that have social significance. He wants to make a difference in the world. Inspiring!
And that’s why I love featuring people who are making a dent and influencing others (is that you? contact me)
Read More: Other Benjamin stories featured on planet5D
No, I didn’t ask about the gear nor is it the story here – but I do know he’s mainly shooting sony mirrorless these days.
Don’t forget to watch the Von Wong behind-the-scenes video down at the bottom!
Von Wong: I Photographed Everyday Heroes Leaping Off A Skyscraper
Via Bored Panda:
Within our community lie many unsung heroes that deserve to be celebrated. When Nike challenged me to “walk on air”, I decided that I wanted that opportunity to be given to everyday people who were improving their communities.
Since I’m a photographer, I offered them the best thing I could: A once in a lifetime photoshoot, dangling off buildings.
Our heroes: Ian Banzon, Bryan McClelland, Mike Swift Krizanne Ty and Nikka Arcilla.
More info: blog.vonwong.com
The ones who weren’t scared of heights hung off the skyscraper
while those who were, faced their fears on a 7 story public housing building called the Tenement
Leaping out over the void was pretty terrifying
But the reactions were priceless
This is how it was done:
Stunt photoshoot off skyscraper with everyday atheletes
It's not everyday that you manage to convince a megacorporation to celebrate social responsibility. Super thankful that Nike got on board to help highlight everyday heroes while I was in Manila.
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(cover photo credit: snap from source in post)