Frankie the Balloon Artist
In my Digital Media Convergence class we had to tell a story through photos and audio. There were no other restrictions — it had to be a complete story. During Family Weekend, my mom and sister came to visit and we went to South Point mall in Durham, NC in search of a story. I took pictures of all of the people there who perform and entertain hoping to collect tips. There was a singer, with kids dancing around him and putting money into his tip jars. There was a comedian magician who moved around a lot and made fun of the audience. And then there was Frankie, the balloon artist who happened to be a dwarf. Originally from New York, he joined the Ringling Brothers and began creating balloon animals. His story, I felt, compelled me the most, so I decided I would tell his. He was a great talker and narrates his story.