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Photographer Turns Office Workers Into Superheroes and Captures Them Posing on the Edge of a 1,000-Foot-Tall Building

Everyday Superheroes Dangling off a Skyscraper

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong (previously) transformed office workers at SmugMug into popular comic book superheroes and took photos of them posing on the edge of a 1,000-foot-tall building in San Francisco. Von Wong did not use any special effects or stuntmen for his amazing photo shoot, just fearless everyday moms, dads, engineers, and customer service people. Behind-the-scenes footage and images from this photo series are available to view on his blog.

To do this shoot, they would have to face their fear of heights?—?a primal fear built into people.

To be up on that ledge is absolutely terrifying. The wind is blowing so hard you think it’s going to knock you over. Every cell in your body is screaming at you to go back to safety.

My job was to convince them to inch closer and closer to the opposite direction of safety ?—?straight towards the edge of a 1000 foot drop. In the photo, it makes all the difference.

Everyday Superheroes Dangling off a Skyscraper

Everyday Superheroes Dangling off a Skyscraper

Everyday Superheroes Dangling off a Skyscraper

Everyday Superheroes Dangling off a Skyscraper

Everyday Superheroes Dangling off a Skyscraper

photos via The Von Wong

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips


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