• Photographer Benjamin Von Wong shares his talent for epic photo shoots to raise awareness on pollution at the third UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi.

    The 4000 delegates gathered in Nairobi to tackle the global menace of pollution, had the opportunity to discover Von Wong's hyper-realistic art style which captures the hearts and minds of viewers in a fusion of special effects and innovative concepts specifically designed to go viral and drive conversation. Benjamin's background in engineering gives him a unique edge for creative problem solving, where technical challenges become friendly competition. Fueled by his passion to connect with people, he has an affinity for sharing engaging stories in novel ways.

  • If the average consumer uses 167 plastic bottles a year, in 60 years they will have used 10,000 plastic bottles. Read more about Ben's #MermaidsHatePlastic initiative at www.450years.com©VonWong.com
  • In 2016, 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold across the world. Read more about Ben's #MermaidsHatePlastic initiative at www.450years.com©VonWong.com
  • Ben tells the story behind this ambitious photo shoot on his blog, where he shared this little tidbit in a fit of self-awareness: "One of my greatest strength as an artist is that I am often too naive to realize how crazy my ideas are." This perfectly sums up how he is able to create such crazy photo shoots. More https://blog.vonwong.com/mermaidplastic/©VonWong.com
  • Microfibers, are released from our clothes every time we do our laundry. Due to their small size many end up in our oceans and waterways. Read more about Ben's #FixToxicLaundry initiative at www.toxiclaundry.com©VonWong.com
  • Washing machine companies are yet to come up with a solution to catch microfibers, meanwhile they have been found in drinking water as well as the ocean. Read more about Ben's #FixToxicLaundry initiative at www.toxiclaundry.com ©VonWong.com
  • "I first learned about toxic laundry at a retreat hosted by the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Slakey, a lecturer from Georgetown University talked about a team of young students he was mentoring that were so bothered by what they had learned that they designed a Fiber Filter capable of capturing invisible pieces of plastic in our water. I was blown away that kids were trying to solve a global problem that I hadn’t even heard about and offered to help them raise awareness for the issue." More https://blog.vonwong.com/toxiclaundry/©VonWong.com
  • Air pollution causes 1 in 9 deaths. It is the biggest environmental health crisis we face. ©VonWong.com
  • Heatwaves are affecting many more vulnerable people and global warming is boosting the transmission of deadly diseases such as dengue fever, the world’s most rapidly spreading disease. Air pollution from fossil fuel burning is also causing millions of early deaths each year, while damage to crops from extreme weather threatens hunger for millions of children. ©VonWong.com
  • This shot, meant to illustrate a family of “Oxygen refugees” fleeing from mercenaries, took us about six hours to create between designing a set and coordinating ten models simultaneously while juggling wind, hair, baby and smoke. The props were custom built out of recycled garbage with a post-apocalyptic group called the Wasteland Warrior." More http://blog.vonwong.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BTS_VONWONG_10.jpg ©VonWong.com