- ARTIST

My favourite way to spend time alone.. jumping self portraits.. so much fun!

My name is Eyoälha (Eee-YO-Lah) which means – the wind – in the Kwakwa’ka’wakw language from the North West Coast of Canada. I am Canadian yet find myself at home in many countries. I am a photographer, entrepreneur, and avid traveler.

Photography provides me the opportunity to share how I see beauty in the world. I’ve always been interested in photography and I consider myself to be mostly self taught. I fell in love with digital photography when I bought my first Canon power shot – 3.2 megapixels in 2004 (still my favourite camera). I was so excited to experiment and play with light, motion, framing and to take hundreds of photos without concern of wasting costly film.. and it’s so instant, I loved the instant gratification of seeing the images.

In fact, loved that camera so much that I actually risked my life chasing down a thief (James Bond style) during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I was very lucky, I got it back with the help of some armed police officers who luckily popped up once we had run through the crowd into a less populated street. Luckily I wasn’t harmed :-)

I find immense joy in capturing the essence of the moment, documenting the beauty and movement in the spontaneity of life… which is also one of the reasons why I love jumping photos! I believe in the positive effects of joy and the creative collaboration between photographer and subject.

I hold a degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University, a Diploma in Media Resources from Capilano College, and attended the Latin American Management Program (LAMP) through the McRae Institute. I was the owner and creator of Urban Remix Interior Design company (I closed the doors in 2010). I also partnered in the creation of Mode Suites Executive Furnished Rentals. I sold my share of the company in 2011 to pursue my love of travel and photography. Mode Suites Executive Furnished Rentals is still in operation if you are in need of a place to stay in Vancouver.

These were just a few pages and a past part of my life.. in this chapter I’m playing the role of a photographer set out on a worldwide adventure taking photos of interesting, inspiring and creative people expressing their joy around the world. Sounds like fun to me :)

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com


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  1. Your photography is absolutely lovely. Jumping photos have such an uplifting (excuse the pun) spirit to them. I think I will attempt some of my own today!
    Thank you for the follow on my blog, and I can’t wait to explore more of yours!
    Best wishes,
    Megan

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  2. Love your pictures, I might have to emulate you and take a jumping picture too, just for the heck of it :) Or perhaps I can get my dog to do it for me, she loves jumping… Being the little terrier that she is.

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  3. I jump for joy that you have signed up to follow me! May you be well in every aspect of your life! May you share your joy in a positive way that makes the difference in the lives of many! You inspire me to jump for joy! Hugs and be well! Jane

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  4. Eyoälha – I started developing my photography skills a couple years ago and just LOVE photography. Your Jump for Joy project is such an awesome and fun idea. Have a great time jumping. I look forward to seeing more of it.

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  5. (Namutilda) N~ with joy thanks you for following our really boring blog in landscape architecture theory and research. We @ N~ fully believe jumping is an important way to keep on being happy and joyous. Keep on jumping.

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  6. Hi – Thanks for visiting and following my blog! Your joy is certainly very visible in your lovely photos – you can certainly jump high! Vancouver is a beautiful city by the way, and way warmer than Ottawa :) I look forward to joining you in joyous jumping!

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