Benjamin Von Wong In Mexico
The Underwater Project
It’s always fascinating to see how artists can become so experimental and daring in methods of making a name for themselves. In this case illustrious photographer Benjamin Von Wong brought about the idea of doing an underwater project 30 meters below the water surface in an ancient Mexican ‘cenote’.The sinkhole is unique in that it is a natural barrier that divides up the freshwater and saltwater flowing through, creating an unreal underwater river effect. Have to love the mystifying powers of mother nature sometimes.
With a crew of 35 members, Von Wong brought out his cultural background and portrayed the ancient Chinese Cormorant Fisherman in action below water. The nearly lost Chinese fishing tradition utilized the Cormorant birds with a snare attached around the neck to hunt for fish along the rivers.
The “hyper-real” photographer creates some stunning photography and visually fantasy-like images that are hard to believe are actually done underwater. Being a project that no one has ever accomplished definitely check out the crazy video and photography from the experiment in the Mexican jungles.