Photographer Benjamin Von Wong, never one to shy away from extreme conditions to get a shot, has released a new set of images and behind the scenes information from his most recent shoot among the lava flows of Hawaii’s Big Island. Setting out at midnight, he and his crew trekked several miles through rough terrain to reach the glowing lava, where they set up to capture a model backlit with a battery-powered monolight. Using a Sony a7R II and FE 16-35mm F4, Von Wong worked quickly – the intense temperatures meant his model could only stand in position near the lava for very short periods of time.
You can see some of the resulting images above. For more behind-the-scenes info, head to Von Wong’s blog. Images from the shoot are for sale, with profits benefiting victims of Hurricane Matthew.