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turkana necklaceAddi Somekh

Addi Somekh lives in Los Angeles and creates abstract balloon art with his company New Balloon Art. He also plays balloon bass in his band Unpopable. His hobbies include playing racquetball, practicing Tai Chi, and making broad, unsubstantiated generalizations.

Charles Eckert

Charlie Eckert is a photojournalist based in New York City.
Click here to see Addi and Charlie’s how-to-make-balloon-hats book The Inflatable Crown, published by Chronicle Books in 2001.