Why I love to shoot in the studio with balloons

Since I begun working with portraiture and self portraiture, I become a fun of helium balloons. These props are cheap, they come in many different sizes and colours, are long lasting and very versatile.

I use them to create surreal images like flying away from the scene in the Pixar movie-style, to build fantastic worlds where a yellow balloon is the perfect moon and to craft sweet images.

I also make them defy the laws of physic: have you ever seen someone to play tug of war with a bunch of balloons?

Tug of War.

Tug of War.

Because balloons are associated with childhood, parties and happy situations and memories in general, they can work wonderfully to create moody and conceptual images, like the ones below, where the inherent joyful of the balloon contrasts with the decay and darkness of the environment surrounding it. 

Hanging on for the last happy memory.

Hanging on for the last happy memory.

Forgotten Happiness.

Forgotten Happiness.

So, now you know: if your creativity is running low, consider to boost it up again by working with some colourful helium balloons.