Deep Dive: Inside Benjamin Von Wong’s shipwreck photo shoot


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Photo by Mike Veitch

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According to Von Wong’s blog, a Nikon D90 with Aquatica underwater housing was used for the shoot along with a 12-24mm f/4 lens. 

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Photo by Benjamin Von Wong

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Photo by Mike Veitch

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Von Wong chose freedivers as his models. Their ability to hold their breath underwater for upwards of three minutes at a time made them the best candidates for the job.

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Photo by Benjamin Von Wong

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Dresses worn by the models for the shoot were donated by a Bali-based fashion designer. Since they weren’t expected to survive the shoot, they’re older runway samples.

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Photo by Mike Veitch

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Trained divers assisted on the shoot, escorting models to depths of 25 meters.

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Photo by Benjamin Von Wong

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Due to gear constraints, lighting for the shoot was limited to on-camera strobes and natural light.

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Photo by Mike Veitch

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Models were tied to the shipwreck itself during shooting to keep them from drifting away.

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Photo by Benjamin Von Wong

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Read more about the shoot on Von Wong’s Blog.

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Benjamin Von Wong's shipwreck photo shoot

Benjamin Von Wong’s shipwreck photo shoot

Benjamin Von Wong isn’t afraid of a little drama. His work is conceptual and incorporates elements of fantasy, turning models into otherworldly creatures and fire-breathers. So who else might you expect to find at the helm of an underwater shoot with two models, a team of divers and a shipwreck? Yep, he went there. Take a look at the slideshow above for some behind-the-scenes photos from Mike Veitch and Von Wong’s photos from the shoot.

If you’re an underwater photographer yourself (shipwrecks not required) join the conversation on our new underwater photography forum. And for even more behind the scenes, read our Q&A with Benjamin Von Wong and read more about his process. 

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Comments

Oleg Vinokurov

Really well executed, this probably took quite a lot of resources and planing. Photos sure are refreshing, thanks for sharing!

neo_nights

Not impressive at all. If I had the equipment, the crew, the model, the skills, the shipwreck and the scubba diving lessons, I could’ve easily done that myself!
😉

*tongue in cheek*

rurikw

Once again hard to tell which are more enjoyable, the photos or the comments;-)

Tom Goodman

Take one shipwreck. Add models and stir. Blend in another photographer photographing the photographer photographing the scene. Yield: One serving with no taste or nutritional value.

reginalddwight

Brilliantly executed. The photos have a dream-like, surreal quality which is befitting the expressive mood he wanted to convey.

In an era when mindless snaps and selfies dominate the landscape, it is refreshing to see that there are folks who still believe that vision, creativity, and imagination enable photography to remain an unparalleled art form.

Prairie Pal

yawn

iudex

Exactly, yawn, you do such a kind of photos every day, so I understand it is boring for you. 😉

Jimmy2thou

@ Prairie Pal. I just looked at your gallery. The shots you have of dust on your sensor are sensational. I can see why you find Benjamin Von Wong’s photos so boring.

Nick8

Beautiful indeed.

Kodachrome200

Masterful

Danny

Very beautiful, but these kind of images could have been done much easier imho, studio shots with some wind and wires, then post processing, if done well no-one will ever tell the difference.

Ollie 2

Even better, the entire image could be computer generated. Photo real. Hell, pretty soon computers will generate images like this without any human input at all!

BartyLobethal

And soon after that they’ll stop producing pictures of us, and start producing images of themselves.

wlad

@Ollie 2 – absolutely !
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/cgi-artworks-that-look-like-photographs/

0MitchAG

Go hard or go home?

Oleg Vinokurov

Oh, are you really sure wind and floating in water looks same or even similar? If you’re going to bother with this, then just draw everything from scratch. Too bad the photos are small, as usual with pros. Can’t really judge them, but still…


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