Do you know what would make you truly happy?
Éva Szombat shoots not merely kitschy happy people. She captures how many things can make us happy, and that these are the sometimes funny, sometimes usual things that make life more beautiful. In her photo series "Practitioner's” she introduces really unique and loveable characters. We can get to know the cheerful diversity of joy that often meant a way out of the saddest moments.
One woman drew strength from her fight with cancer of a frog-themed collection, other is folding balloon animals for her daughter’s delight after losing the other child. For Galactic Jackson, Hungary's largest collection of synthesizer means pure happiness that belongs to him.
The photos clearly show how diverse is happiness. No trips to the Caribbean, or sunset pictures reproduce its meaning the best. Eva discovered a quite interesting thing during the shooting: not those people are the happiest who has everything. On the contrary, who had to fight for the happiness.
"This project has opened my eyes to the fact that those people who are struggling with problems appreciate life more. There is only one common thing between my models. They all think differently about happiness. But they know that happiness is all about the enjoyment of the little things."