Photographer takes cross-country road trip headfirst
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."