Wein told Yahoo! Travel in an email that he got the idea just as he was about to embark on the trip and saw his friend do a headstand in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
The 23-year-old hits a headstand everywhere from the breathtaking view of Marin, California, the awe-inspiring red rocks of Monument Valley, Utah, to the nation's Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The familiar spots are punctuated with the man doing a gravity-defying headstand.
He pulls off the balancing act in all sorts of unexpected places along the way: The trip started in San Francisco and ended in Baltimore. There are photos of Wein upside down in a skate park in Jacksonville, Fla., and on the white sands in Tularosa Basin, N.M. And a jetty in Portland, Ore.
"I find humor and absurdity to be inspiring and motivating," Wein said. "But I think that confidence is the key to making each photograph."
Although the trip was completed in 2012, Wein continues the project.
"I am still making headstand images; I don't know when or if I'll ever stop," the photographer said. "It would be ideal to perform one in every state. It's a playful series of images, and from the response I've received so far, it seems people are amused by the theatrics."