Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong has truly outdone himself this time. Von Wong has put together a breathtaking photo shoot all done underwater.
The photo shoot took place 25 meters under the sea in a 50-year-old sunken shipwreck off the coast of Bali. As you can imagine, a lot was expected from the models who had to dive the 25 meters and hold their breath for the perfect shots.
Each model was handpicked by Von Wong and had to be experience freedivers. That meant they had to be accustomed to diving without oxygen tanks. Instead of the usual photo and lighting assistants, this photo shoot required the help of experienced safety divers who provided oxygen to the models from their oxygen tanks.
And don’t get us started on how dangerous this shoot was! There were times when the models needed to be tied down to the ship so they wouldn’t float away. Creepy? You bet. One wrong move could have made this photo shoot a fatal disaster.
Luckily, Von Wong had the difficult photoshoot under control. Beautiful, flowing dresses were provided by Bali-based designer Ali Charisma. The dresses helped to achieved the look of mermaids who would lure sailors into the depths of dark waters using their beauty.
Was it worth the risk? We certainly think so. The photos are beyond breathtaking and the two models, Nora Li and Camilla Argent, are doing just fine.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video to get a more in-depth look at this complicated photo shoot.