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!).
The concept I’m working on came together as a result of:
- The desire to buy a portable power source for the 600W Studio Strobe I already have
- The desire to work with a powerful strobe outdoors with a large softbox.
- An urge to shoot fire.
- 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:
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.
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