Years ago I bought this old gas mask in Provincetown at Marine Specialties (great place to find strange props). Every time I have shown it to a model, I have gotten a look like “I’m not putting that thing on my head.” I totally understand this, being claustrophobic, but I always wanted to use it. At the end of a shoot with my niece, she put it on and I got some great shots. She had to hold the rubber away from her face every few shots so she could breathe. I really appreciate her being a sport and wearing this bizarre thing with no complaints.
I also have a “baby gas mask” from Marine Specialties. I have to find something to put that on.