Sometime making a great photo is all about getting the courage to ask making it. Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently completed a spectacular photoshoot involving one of the most talented make up artists I’ve seen – Michael Rosner. It took Ben almost two years to bring a plan together that would make a fantastic shoot worthy of the art.
And the shoot came to life with an ultraviolet theme. Photographing Black Light requires a lot of illumination since the material emits really low light, Ben opted for a Broncolor UV Attachment filter which mounted on the move unit was strong enough to freeze the action. (those are only $1,500 a pop, but you can rent them, or ask your local police station forensic team for a lender).
Here is Ben describes what led to the shoot:
Knowing that someone of his caliber would undoubtedly receive requests to collaborate, I made sure that I would be able to offer him something different. Besides my portfolio, I had the best designers that I knew in LA on standby to design something specifically for this shoot: Amber Kusanagi and Michelle Hebert. Hair Stylist extraordinaire Dinah Raphaelle was also enlisted to complete the team… but even with all these elements I still didn’t feel confident reaching out to him just yet.
Wondering how I could make my offer even more enticing, I reached out to my friends over at Broncolor asking if it would be possible to borrow a bunch of specially built UV Attachment units. They graciously agreed and I finally felt ready to reach out to Michael.
[UltraViolet insanities two years in the making | Benjamin Von Wong]