15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Le Ballon Rouge at The McNay Museum

The inspiration behind the photo came from one of my favorite childhood movies "Le Ballon Rouge". I bought myself a 3 foot red balloon and used my favorite museum, The McNay Museum as the background. Growing up I would read Bazaar Magazine and would love the funky and weird clothes and the unique way they would capture the models in the magazine. I put together my wardrobe around the red hat I am wearing. I found the hat in a thrift store years ago and just sat in my closet for years. The hat was from the 1940s and wanted to photograph myself in it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Gladys Carielo