This week I choose a sentimental item to use as a prop in my self portraits; a 1989 Balzac Balloon hat. 

I found this hat during college while swimming at Watauga Lake in eastern Tennessee. It says "Balzac Balloons Est. 1989". I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in this hat a few years ago and I thought it deserved some attention. 

I challenged myself to do one photo-shoot and create 8 different photographs using the same prop.  I shot all of these photos in my bedroom using a softbox, an old projector screen and mid-day natural light.  



Mark Maya

Mark Maya Photography, Durham, NC, 27707, United States

Mark Maya is a photographer and educator from Durham, NC.

Mark Maya is a wedding photographer and educator from Durham, NC.