Playing with Fire: A Burning Man Photo Shoot

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently had the idea of doing a photo shoot that involved a model being lit on fire. He assembled a team of people — including a person willing to be lit on fire and some fire experts — and then set out to turn his vision into a reality. This interesting behind-the-scenes video shows how they went about capturing a burning man without using Photoshop to add in the flames.

Here are some of the photos that resulted from the shoot:

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Image credits: Photographs by Benjamin Von Wong and used with permission

  • Casey Myers

    That’s Hot!

  • Doesntmatter

    Clearly the video shows that the flames were added in post.

    The images are very nice.

  • Andrew9909

    Yeh, some, but the point is that most were genuine and he didn’t just do it all in studio+photoshop.

  • Geoffrey Froment

    still photoshop.

  • Bethanymichaela

    Are you sure the subjects name wasn’t Katniss Everdeen? Seems an awful lot like a scene from Hunger Games.

  • Avenger

    Really enjoyed this video!!!….Despite people who have nothing better to do than post negative comments!…..Who cares if it was photoshop.