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

Eyoälha (Eee-YO-Lah) 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 an artist, Photographer and avid traveler.

Photography provides a medium 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.

I loved that camera so much that I risked my life chasing down a thief (James Bond style) during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I was lucky. I got it back with the help of some armed police officers who popped up once we had run through the crowd into a less populated street. 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.

These were a few pages from my life.. in this chapter I’m playing the role of an artist / 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,

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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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