Through caves and libraries: a BTS look at Von Wong’s photo shoot roadtrip through Europe

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, December 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM EST


Benjamin Von Wong enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Whether it’s making the most of a point-and-shoot or figuring out how best to capture an elaborate setup of costumes and locations, Von Wong does whatever it takes to get the shot.

This particular video documents just that as it shows a behind-the-scenes look of two photo shoots he did at the request of one of his followers. The specifics of the shots were vague with the requirements being to make the shots ’exciting, crazy and extravagant’ – Von Wong’s specialty.

Two final locations were chosen: the Stift Admont Library and an incredible, mysterious cave. After gathering up the talent and equipment required, him and his team headed off to get the shoots underway.

As the three minute behind-the-scenes video highlights, the situations were far from ideal, with weather being an issue in the cave and lighting being slightly problematic in the library. Despite the adverse conditions though, Von Wong and his team got the job done, leaving with an incredible collection of images that truly showcase the beauty of the locations and models.


If you’d like to read more about each of the shoots, you can head on over to Von Wong’s blog where you can read into the details of both the library and cave shoot.

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