Boon Ong is an Intimate Lifestyle & Figurative Art photographer based in Calgary, AB Canada. He first photographed fine art nude in 2013 and completely hooked with the genre. Born and raised in Malaysia from a conservative asian family, it was the sense of rebellious and contradiction to his upbringing that kept Boon exploring more into this genre. Subconsciously, he has used his art as a way to yell for new freedom, break down barriers, and create a safe space for people to find confidence in their own body and sexuality.
Simple, Honest, Truthful are the guiding mottos to Boon. Over the last few years, Boon’s work has received numerous awards and been featured in various magazines, blogs and art gallery. His proudest moment is when his work is also being used as educational reference material by Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver.
Wednesday @ 4:00 - 7:00 - Choreograph with Boon Ong
There is never a good description how I can fully describe my photography style, simply because I never want to comply to any pre-established constraint. Because of that, it has been my mission to be as open as possible to photograph anyone regardless of their gender, age, body shape, sexuality, race, and regardless of any venue, lighting situation or intention.
But there is one thing I do best - bringing out the true persona of a person and choreographing a visual story that connects.
In this class, my intent is to fill up your tool box and equip you with vision to be extremely flexible to improvise and create. I’ll share my creating process, covering a few key elements:
Bringing out the true persona of an individual
Understanding movement and creative posing
Strategic planning and creative vision while shooting on location/in home
Technique to tackle various technical constraints and applify it to your own benefit
Choreographing a story that connects
This is a very interactive class with lots of movement exercise intertwine within the lecture, follow by a live shoot to put all learnings to practice. It’s going to be a 3 hours jam packed of content, but I promise you will have lots of room to breathe.
Who is this class for? It doesn’t matter if you are explicitly shooting boudoir, if you shoot wedding, families, portrait, or any genre that involve human, you will benefit immensely from this class.