Elevating Dark Angel

A Casting Call in Epic Photography

Lately I’ve been following Benjamin Von Wong and getting sparked up (notice the pun as you’ll see later :)) with ideas for a new concept. Von Wong is known for his “Epic” imagery which are products of a good vision combined with exceptional lighting, and of course a large budget (which is something we don’t have!).

Copyright Benjamin von Wong.
Image by Benjamin Von Wong

The concept I’m working on came together as a result of:

  1. The desire to buy a portable power source for the 600W Studio Strobe I already have
  2. The desire to work with a powerful strobe outdoors with a large softbox.
  3. An urge to shoot fire.
  4. A strange recollection of a fire photography tutorial by Kai Man Wong from Digital Rev TV


With a very little bit of Google Image’ing, these images came up:

Image by Kevin Garrison
The Arrival by Kevin Garrison
Archangel Tyrael
Image from Wallpaperstock.net

Here’s the setup in my head.  A model in a black lingerie or nude, with black angel wings (from Trademe), in a dark forest setting (there are some secluded forests near Piha, easily accessible away from the crowds), back-lit with a large 80cm x 120cm softbox, elavating in mid-air (by means of skillful jumping), captured through flames between the lens and model.

Elevating Angel Concept

With this I’ll leave you with a casting call, and a quote from Benjamin von Wong.  If you’re a model, photographer or pyrotechnics specialist interested in working together on this concept,  contact me.

[quote]Being creative is a way of life[/quote]

– Zhi Lee

Zhi Lee

Award winning NZ wedding, travel and portrait photographer. Creating images for the enjoyment of others really gets me going. It is through photography that I get to connect with people and express a little bit of creativity.

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