Being creative has just become a way of life.
I don’t think it begins with a desire to wake up in the morning and say, ‘Today, I’m creative.’
It just comes down to, ‘Today, I want to live, I want to do what I love, I’m going to go
out and I’m going to do that.’ My name is Benjamin Von Wong, and I’m an artist. I like to think of my photography as something
epic, something larger than life. It takes a vision, and it exaggerates it so that you
can’t tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake. I take a concept and I transform it into reality.
I mean I don’t just take the pictures, I conceptualize, I design them, I create them, I build them
up. It starts off with a base concept, it starts with an idea, and it slowly builds
up based on the constraints that we have available. It’s all about finding solutions to make something
that is seemingly impossible, and making it into something that is better than reality. I think that people see photography as clicking
a button, getting the lighting right, getting composition right, but it is so much more
than that. Being able to connect with people is so important,
and it shows in the final results that if they understand the story that you are trying
to tell then suddenly they can translate that emotion and make the image so much more powerful. I think that photos can transport people into
another universe and into another world, and it becomes a story, and people try to figure
it out. They want to understand what’s going on, and that just makes it magical. I think that if you start doing the things
that you love, and you start sharing the things that you love, then sooner or later, people
start hiring you to do the things that you love; for your passion, your vision, for what
makes you unique, and because you’re the only person that can do whatever that thing is
because you love it so much. My name is Benjamin Von Wong, and I am a creative.