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Insane Photo Challenge – Accepted

January 18th 2013 1:04 AM

Insane Challenge? Sure – Why Not?

What would happen if you handed over your entire photo shoot plans to a friend? All details: location, theme, models and styling would be set up beforehand and you get no sneak peeks. Oh, and you have to shoot everything and edit the final image within 4 hours.

Crazy? Certifiably.

That is exactly what one of our favorite photographers, Ben VonWong, recently discovered when Sebastien Roignant issued this insane challenge in Paris.

Now queue costumes and make-up that could have been found in the latest Peter Jackson film. If it were me, I’m pretty sure a mild sedative would have been in order. But not VonWong! He seems to stroll on set with his epic hair, 3 trusty speedlights, and tackles the crazy challenge head-on.

VonWon vs Orcs


Final Image

But it doesn’t end there . . .

The VonWong Challenge

Like every good challenge, a countermove is required. Both photographers took the same images from the shoot and created a new final image with no constraints.

Sebastien’s Version:

VonWong’s Version:

So which is your favorite?


Until next time…

Stay Inspired ~ Jules


is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

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