Benjamin Von Wong is known for his adventurous photo shoots which have taken him all over the world. With the lockdown order in place, he couldn’t even go out much, let alone travel. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t create adventurous photo shoot, with his pregnant sister and her husband as models. With some fruit and veggies, help from his family, and lots of imagination, Ben created a series of photos that will definitely put a smile on your face and remind you that everything is possible with some imagination.
The idea first came when Ben’s mom noticed that corn looked like little skyscrapers. She wanted him to help her create maternity portraits of his eight-month pregnant sister and her husband. And considering the situation, she had something out of the ordinary in mind.
“My sister is a pretty adventurous lady but since the lockdowns began, we’ve been all trapped… so we decided to give her an adventure from the comforts of our own home,” Ben writes. Mom was in charge of experimenting with fruit and veggies and creating tiny worlds from them, and she and dad assisted with the shooting.
At the same time, Ben photographed silhouettes of his sister and her husband. They were sailing, diving, swimming, rock climbing… All in front of a backdrop in the studio. Ben would then print out tiny photos of them, cut them out and attached them with a piece of wire to the small worlds. With help of some household items, smoke and lights – he ended up with pretty epic maternity shots.
I absolutely love how this project was something for the entire family to enjoy. It’s also wonderful to see how some people (not me :)) are staying creative even in these insanely limiting circumstances. And I’m sure that Ben’s sister and her husband are thrilled to have these unique and unusual maternity shots. I know I would be.