About Eyoälha Eyoalha

My name is Eyoälha (Eee-YO-Lah) which means - the wind - in the Kwakwa'ka'wakw language. I am Canadaian, 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 fell in love with digital photography when I bought my first Canon power shot with 3.2 megapixels in 2004. I have found immense joy in capturing the essence of the moment, and documenting beauty and movement in the spontaneity of life... which is why I love jumping photos!

Kelby Bryant #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 25, 2014

A fun sunset jump shot in Malibu, California.

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what you expect to see…

“Remember, you see in any situation what you expect to see.”
― David J. Schwartz

Newsletter Archive Featuring Athena Bax from April 28, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Athena Bax from April 28, 2014

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Lasha! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 23, 2014

Some sweet early morning jumping joy with adorable Lasha near Science World in vancouver BC Canada.

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have fun and enjoy life…

“When you are taking time to have fun and enjoy life your energy is at an all time high. When our energy is at an all time high we are in perfect alignment with divine inspiration. Meaning we are the most open and receptive to new ideas.” – Kelsey Grant

Chandra and Lee Belie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 22, 2014

Fun jumping joy in the West End with Chandra and Lee.

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an endless invitation…

“To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around them, an endless invitation.” – Unknown

Christine Solomon #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 21, 2014

Jumping for joy in Hollywood Hills, California.

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the best day in the year…

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sat Harwood #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 20, 2014

Incredible high jumping joy with Sat at Cates Park In North vancouver BC Canada.

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I believe that anything is possible…

“It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.” ― Nicholas Sparks

Nisha Kharé jump for joy photo of the day! July 19, 2014

Beautiful baby bump jump of joy with the lovely Nisha in Vancouver BC Canada.

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to embrace uncertainty…

“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it. To be birthed by it.” — Dani Shapiro

FAQ: When will the #jumpforjoyphoto mural be completed?

FAQ: When will Jump For Joy Photo mural be finished?
A: My best guess: Im shooting to complete the Jump for Joy Photo mural by mid August. I have been working non stop preparing the photos for almost a week and still have about a week+ to go before applying posters to the wall.

If I can recruit some crafty volunteers to help past the posters together, everything will move a lot quicker… Any expert paisters out there want to get there hands dirty? :)

FAQ: Where is the mural located?
A: In the ally beside/on 161 East Pender Street.

FAQ: How long will the Jump for Joy Photo mural be up?
A: 1 year!

Photo of Eyoalha by Katy Mackenzie

Photo of Eyoalha by Katy Mackenzie

Newsletter Archive Featuring Melody Ma from April 14, 2014

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who you want to be and how you want to feel…

“Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious.” – unknown

Julieanne Chazotte #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 17, 2014

Lovely jumping joy with Julieanne (all the way from LA) near Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

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A taste of the #jumpforjoyphoto mural!

Alittle taste of Jump for Joy Mural

Alittle taste of Jump for Joy Mural

I just laid out a few of the finished poster out on the floor to give you a little taste of what to expect from the Jump for Joy Photo Mural.. :) Excited to start putting them on the wall.. I will hopefully be done the prep of cutting and pasting together the posters by next week so I can get started on the mural.

This is going to be so amazing, can’t wait to share the finished mural!!

keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun…

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” ― Nelson Mandela

Lilou Mace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

Jumping for joy at Secret Beach in Kauai with the lovely Lilou Mace. A magical day and place.

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Andrea Spiegel #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 15, 2014

Sweet jumping joy in.. you guessed it – Vancouver!

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…a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life.

“I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life.” — Jeff Buckley

Michelle Rose Coleman #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 14, 2014

Soaking up the beautiful sunshine and jumping for joy in Coal Harbour.

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Murality Updates

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The Murality team having fun cleaning up a bit of tagging                                                            Photo credit: Nina Wang

The Murality team visited our project site in Vancouver’s Chinatown this past Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming Jump for Joy photomural collaboration. Just a recap on the Murality project: the contest to choose a mural artist for the 161 East Pender Street wall closed on July 5, 2014. The winning design is in the process of being selected and will eventually be painted in September 2015. Here is a preview of the mural space below:

The mural site is almost ready for the new addition to be done by  Eyoalha Baker The mural site is almost ready for the new addition to be done by  Eyoalha Baker                                  …

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to be in love with life…

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho

Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 13, 2014 @kerricwaite @VancouverFdn

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Gorgeous jumping joy on the Stanley Park seawall, a perfect day to enjoy a sunny day in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Piecing together the jump for joy photo mural

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Today I began the prep work for the Jump for Joy Photo Mural murality.org. Seeing the photos enlarged is wonderful and so exciting.. I have a lot of prep this week before the photos
get applied to the wall and loving every bit of it.. I will certainly need a back rub when I’m done.. But all worth it. Will keep you posted as things progress.. :)

something wonderful will happen…

“If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.” – Unknown

Aliyah O’Brien jump for joy photo of the day! July 12, 2014

Super powered jumping joy with the lovely and always fun, Aliyah in a back ally in the West End of Vancouver BC Canada.

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Your Journey is yours…

“Your Journey is yours. It is your calling. It is your Teacher. It is your Strength. Let no one judge you. No one can understand what you are going through unless they walk in your shoes. Believe in yourself – and cherish the true people who uplift, encourage and motivate you. Even the people who challenge us the most are our greatest teachers. They are the ones who some times shake us into stepping out of our comfort zones – and grow, find the courage to stand up for our “self”. They make us realize that we need to believe in our selves and our Self worth and find new beginnings. Have Hope … and have faith in your journey. Good things are coming your way. Just because things are Stormy now; Doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for Sunshine. Have Faith. Be Strong … And never, ever give up.” – Kiran Shaikh

Newsletter Archive featuring Charlene Ellen from April 14, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the Newsletter Archive featuring Charlene Ellen from April 14, 2014


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believe in yourself and have the courage…

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself
and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the
competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little
things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile,
it can be done.”
— Vince Lombardi

#jumpforjoyphoto mural making update

JUMP FOR JOY MURAL UPDATE

Over the next few days the printing of 165+ jump for joy photos enlarged to 4ft X 4ft will begin. Each of these enlarged images is made up of 10 sheets of 11X14 paper which will be cut and pasted together before applying them to the wall. In total, there will be over 2000 of these 11×14 sheets being pasted together – let the cuting and pasting fun begin!

The 9000 ft. wall is located at 161 East Pender Street in Vancouver BC Canada.

Murality location 161 East Pender Street Vancouver BC Canada

Murality location 161 East Pender Street Vancouver BC Canada

I will be posting updates as we go and posting photos of the progress of this epic mural making adventure.. also look for updates at www.murlity.org :)

Here is a sample of one of the 4×4 print of Athena Bax before its cut and pasted together :)

sample print - Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

sample print – Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Tom Ovens jump for joy of the day! July 10, 2014

The hover jump for joy with space alien aircraft looking sculpture… in vancouver BC Canada.

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Today I choose life…

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

Oseen Ipatowicz Family Jump for joy of the day! July 9 , 2014

Sweet family, fun jumps at at their beautiful home (designed by Analise’s dad) in North Vancouver BC Canada.

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find something creative to do…

“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” – Miles Davis

Yuri Bojôrquez jump for joy photo of the day! July 8, 2014

Vibrant jumping joy over Science World in Vancouver BC Canada.

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creative emotion is fulfilling…

“Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.” ― Charles Du Bos

Tara Jankovic #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! July 7, 2014

More fun jumping joy with Tara near the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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skipping high towards the blue heavenly skies of joy…

“Doing cartwheels in the green grass of happiness and skipping high towards the blue heavenly skies of joy!” – Terri Guillemets

Branka Jankovic jump for joy photo of the day! July 6, 2014

Playing in the beautiful warm sun by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a marvelous day.. get out and play :)


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happiness dwells in the soul…

“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

Katharina Pretl jump fo rjoy of the day! July 5, 2014

Beautiful jumping joy with the lovely Katheria at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California.

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living the best version of yourself…

“When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.” – Steve Maraboli

Zlatan Jankovic jump for joy photo of the day! July 4, 2014

Playing with shadows on the wall… the fun of jumping for joy can be found anywhere along the way :) Photo taken in Vancouver BC Canada.

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The most successful people…

“The most successful people recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.” — Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Tom Ovens, Nadia Mthombeni, Victoria Gies and Nina Wang jump of the day! July 3, 2014

Met up with the Murality Interns: Tom Ovens, Nadia Mthombeni, Victoria Gies and Nina Wang and did a little jumping around in Yaletown :) This was our warm up shot.. sweet!

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Do more than belong: participate…

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” —  William Arthur Ward