“Heroes. Idols. They’re never who you think they are. Shorter. Nastier. Smellier. And when you finally meet them, there’s something that makes you want to choke the shit out of them.” – Paul Beatty, Slumberland
We are all aware of the many quotes from different people about meeting you idol. That it is bad, you will be disappointed, one shouldn’t do it….
Anyway as I was presented with the opportunity to meet Benjamin Von Wong I didn’t hesitate. In fact I was like a kid in a candy store, on a sugar rush. I hardly slept the night before the meeting. Ben is one of my idols for a few years now. The first work I saw of him was his Project Universo . I really liked it. We had a brief Facebook contact about it and this video inspired me to shoot my first photoshooting that wasn’t just a simple portrait. I wrote a blog entry about the project, which can be found, here. This shooting broadened my photographic horizon. And after that I followed Ben, watching his blog, his BTS videos and the blog entries on other photography blogs, like diyphotography.com
I’m not a stalker. But I’m a big fan of his work...Read More