从2008年开始,气球艺术家Addi Somekh和摄影师Charlie Eckert前往34个国家拍摄了多达1万张戴着气球帽子的肖像。作为一名对富裕阶层收费高达150美金每小时的艺术家来说,他却不吝将自己的技能教授给一些处于弱势地位的妇女和儿童,他希望通过自己作品传达快乐,这份快乐是不分贫富贵贱的。Addi Somekh 1972年出生于好莱坞,19岁的时候,当他发现制作扭气球可以让大家开心,而且不用看老板脸色也可以赚钱,于是毅然选择了以此为业。

Since 2008 balloon artist Addi Somekh and photographer Charlie Eckert have traveled to 34 countries and shot over 10,000 photographs of people wearing balloon hats. After focusing more on balloon twisting than homework in college Somekh began working professionally as a balloon artist, charging wealthy executives up to $150 an hour to make elaborate balloon hats. He also donated the same skill to shelters for battered women and their children where he realized something: both groups, the rich and the poor, were laughing and enjoying his work in the same way.

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