Benjamin Von Wong is the embodiment of the new breed of creative. A self-taught photographer who prefers to call himself a "creator," Benjamin is open to all forms of expression — often working in video or any other medium required to do the job. He crowd-sources everything from crew to gear, bringing together professionals, friends, and fans alike to help him realize his ideas.
Social media and community play a primary role in both his production process and creative expression, and he recently crowd-funded a trip across Europe, making it up as he went along.
"I may not know anybody," he says about arriving in a new city, "but it only takes one person who believes in you to have everything come together because everybody knows somebody else."