All images by Ben Von Wong. Used with permission.
“As we get older, we stop dreaming. We stop believing that anything is possible because we’ve seen too much of what isn’t. And that is why I wanted to photograph ordinary people as superheroes — so that they could see themselves as they had once dreamed.” states Mr. Ben Von Wong about his latest photo project.
Ben Von Wong is well known for doing some pretty crazy stuff, and this latest artistic stunt by him only solidifies that statement amongst us fraidy-cats when it comes to heights. Ben thought of creating the iconic image of a superhero on top of a skyscraper. You know, the hero shots that you see of Batman, Daredevil, Spiderman, Superman, Nightwing, and the list can go on for forever.
Don’t worry though, the proper safety procedures were all in place sans new underwear. The scenes also had a lot of wind blowing. BTS photos, the video showing the collaboration with Smugmug, and actual photos from the shoot are after the jump.