Behind The Scenes Video: Benjamin Von Wong Shoots Blazing Fine Art

Every Week Benjamin Von Wong releases new behind the scenes content for your viewing pleasure. This week Ben takes off for Paris and tackles the challenge of shooting a piece of fine art called the “WOM dog” by Cyril Anguelidis. Ben and his talented fire-wielding partner-in-crime,  Andrey DAS, took their time in pre-production. They sketched out what exact effects were to be used around the expensive sculpture for the most dramatic look, while still keeping the crew and subject safe.


Nikon D800E | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 17.0 sec at f /5.0, ISO 100


Nikon D800E | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 2.4 sec at f / 18.0, ISO 100

Ben goes into great detail on how he was able to pull off these amazing shots and even gives some great tips on how to prepare yourself for a fire shoot.  If you want to read the full post including some interesting Q&A head on over to his blog post; 'Fine Art Meets Fire'.


  • Photo: Von Wong
  • Pyro: Andrey Das
  • Pyro Assist: Jerem Cotte, Joe Guillian
  • Photo Assistants: Nicolas Vallet, Benjamin Lecomte, David Mozelman, Felix Barjou, Virginie Marcerou
  • Video: Nicolas Sarkissian from EyeMOOV
  • Second Camera: Mathieu Hery

Also, tomorrow is the LAST DAY to vote in the [Framed] Awards.  Vote for Ben for Best Conceptual Photographer.  Please also vote for us at for Best Online Media/News Resource, and for the other Fstoppers that have been nominated including Noam Galai for the Big [F] Award, Douglas Sonders, Blair Bunting, Peter Hurley, and Pratik Naik.

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Michael Miller's picture

Killed it.

Von Wong's picture

awesome thanks for the share Rebecca :)

I swear Ben, wind and earth are calling you right now.

Von Wong's picture

only a couple more elements left to go... ! 

Tony Mason's picture

Great thanks for sharing...

David Leyland's picture

Wonderful work thank you! Always fascinating to see Benjamin's work and techniques!

Bua's picture

HOT damn!

Michael Smith's picture

Absolutely loved this vid, thanks so much. Cant wait to see more! Well done!