Benjamin Von Wong's work is a tour de force of creativity, technical skill, and the ingenuity and planning ability to pull it all off. Learn more about how he began shooting, the evolution of his methods, and his advice on the creative process and working with others.
In this great interview with Adobe, Benjamin Von Wong shares a bit of his back story as well as some helpful advice on being an artist, the need to have your work validated, and how that translates to success, both in the creative and financial sense. Von Wong is especially admirable for his ability to create projects that go beyond photography and make strong statements, never compromising his artistic integrity while still maintaining popular success. He seems to have found the magic formula.
If at the end of the day, you're doing something that you believe in, if it's something that's unique, if it's something that really appeals to people on an emotional level, then you can convince them of the possibility of collaboration. People like to be part of something greater.
It's a great talk about translating creative impulses into successful projects, and it's well worth watching the full 15 minutes.