“To find those places, inside ourselves and in the world, where we belong, to find that for which we were made and to recognize it – this is joy. . . I belong to the stars in the night sky and on the mirrored surface of the lake – to the silence of the wilderness in darkness. . . I belong to the ideas I love. I was made to study and learn and teach and write. I belong to all of this and much more – this is my joy. And it is limitless.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer from The Invitation. May we all remember, recognize and disover (perhaps for the first time) that to which we belong, that which brings us joy, that which makes us joy rippling out to the world.” – Oriah
“…it was a super fun day filled giggles and gales of laughter as I tried to look graceful while leaping mid-air and trying to not kill myself upon landing. On the count of three, I’d jump and she’d click…hoping to catch that magic mid-air moment. Every time we thought we’d mastered that millisecond of synchronicity, checking the shot on the camera was just as fun as the jumps themselves.” – Fiona Forbes
Fiona will be featured in my newsletter tomorrow… (I feature a different person every Monday and its always inspiring) Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE to check out what inspires her to jump for joy!
Cool… I have an article published in Travel Longer Magazine this month!
Unfortunately, I can’t read it because I don’t have an ipad!! LOL So if you have an ipad, please check it out and let me know what you think…
You can sign up on your ipad for a free 3 month subscription using the code word: culture (no spaces, all lower caps). They plan to release the mag on other platforms soon, but for now, it is just iPad.
Here is the link to sign up for the subscription: http://travellonger.com/code for details.
Please note – these code will ONLY be valid for the month of April, so make the most of them and enjoy!
I recently came came across On Purpose Magazine and thought it would be wonderful to be associated with this website. On Purpose Magazine was created by RW Najarian in hopes of bringing valuable, interesting, intriguing, irreverent, inspiring, enlightening, educational, entertaining and powerful audio, video and written content of cause and purpose to the web. And I feel it does just that.
Take a moment to brows through his blog and you will find links and interviews to many interesting and inspiring people doing great things in the world. Thank you RW for your interest in my project and for allowing me to share about my work on your site.
Here is the link to my article, I hope you enjoy it: http://onpurposemagazine.com/2013/03/22/eyoalha-baker-photo-project-on-jumping-for-joy/
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 46,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals
Thank you for your kind support and generous donations which help make this project possible.
I am raising funds to complete this project and am grateful for all your generous contributions. With your help I am able to bring Jump for Joy! Photo Project to the world and to reach my goal of creating a book 1000 photos showcasing the beauty of the human spirit – in-mid air – around the world and art shows that showcase a select few of the best images.
Thank you for your support and contributions!
Donations can be made here: DONATE TO JUMP FOR JOY!
Me being interviewed by the wonderful and inspiring Lilou Mace!
We had such a great day together We met up and did some fun jumping photos together, then hiked down stairs that were more like ladders in some spots to this beautiful secret beach where she interviewed me about Jump for joy! Photo Project. Then hiked back up to the top… and did even more jumping photos with another friend as the sun went down!
I am so blessed to have met such a kind, generous and inspiring woman. So happy to know you Lilou!
An interview of me jumping around on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii with the lovely @liloumace will be posted tomorrow on her LILOU MACE WEB TV site! In the meantime.. a couple of photos from the interview:
Look for the interview on: LILOU MACE WEB TV Youtube
I will also be posting the link here on my blog
My jumping photo of Mane Rayne an Foxx Cant on page 3, October Issue of Australian LivingNow Magazine
Thank you so much for your kind support and generous donations which help make this project possible.
I am very thankful for your desire to help me spread the joy with your generous contributions; with your help, I can continue to provide these joyful experiences and images, weekly newsletter features on the people in the images, and to reach my goal of creating a book 1000 photos showcasing the beauty of the human spirit – in-mid air – around the world as well as create an art exhibition with a selection of the best joyful images captured through my Jump for Joy! Photo Project. I am raising funds in order to continue bringing the Jump for joy! experience to as many people as possible around the world.
Donations can be made here: DONATE TO JUMP FOR JOY!
If you would like to donate air miles towards flights and or accommodation please email me at: email@example.com
Thank you for your support and helping me spread the JOY!
I have been loving my jumping adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii so far… the night I arrived I got to see the beautiful orange glow in the smoke at the top of the Volcano. Then yesterday, I jumped all over the Volcano National Park, in the hollowed out lava tubes and in the lava rock fields.. and the highlight.. jumping for joy in the gorgeous, lush jungle at the stunning Volcano Village Lodge.
No wonder this lodge has been featured in Brides Magazine as a perfect place to take a honeymoon It’s so secluded, lush, private and romantic… I had such a fun time and jumped all around the place! I did this jumping self-portrait photo in one of the rooms which are made of individual huts.. so beautiful and fun as always.
I have had such an amazing time on the Big Island. Now, I am excited to head back to my other Hawaiian home – Kauai for my jumping photo shoot and interview with the lovely Lilou Mace near the lighthouse tomorrow. So excited!
The jumping adventure continues!!!
OK.. How cool is this… First, Im extending my stay in Kauai, Hawaii until October 3rd AND tomorrow I am going to hop over to the Big Island for the night and jump for joy at Volcano National Park and stay at the incredible www.volcanovillagelodge.com.
This place looks just stunning and I am so excited about doing jump for joy photos there that I’m practically jumping right out of my pants!!!
I can’t wait to post my jumping photo adventure on the Big Island in the luxurious Volcano Village Lodge so so so excited
Big Island jungle jumping photos coming soon!!!
In the meantime… here is a self-portrait from my amazing day today in Kauai… I LOVE MY LIFE!
Such a fantastic day… Marc Andre and Taj Jure jumping for joy on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii A beautiful and fun day playing around on the beach.
This afternoon you can listen to Taj and I live online talking about our fun day of jumping joy at KKCR.org, or if you are in Kauai, Hawaii you can listen in on 90.9, 91.9 or 92.7 on your radio, KKCR Radio Show tomorrow at 12:00pm (Hawaii time, 3pm pacific and 6pm Eastern time).
Today was incredible…
I had an amazing jumping photo shoot with the gorgeous Taj Jure on the beach on Kauai today. As we arrived at the beach, we discovered there were a pod of dolphins playing out in the ocean. We thought it would be amazing to paddle board out and do some jumps off the paddle boards where the dolphins were swimming. I had one problem.. I don’t have a waterproof camera :/ so Taj quickly called her love Marc Andre to the rescue to bring his waterproof camera and paddle out to meet us so we could take jumping photos with the dolphins
We grabbed the paddle boards from atop her truck and paddled out to play… We got out in the ocean and saw a huge sea turtle along the way but the dolphins were not where we had originally seen them. Marc Andre arrived and as he paddled out he took a bit of a detour away from where we were… he had found the dolphins! So we quickly headed over in his direction to join in.
We got there just in time to have them swim around us and to see a sweet little baby dolphin with a pink belly jump out of the water just feet away from our boards. We didn’t get the jump photos with the dolphins unfortunately as the camera battery had already died before we even got to Marc Andre.
After hanging out with the dolphins for a while, the dolphins swam past us out to the ocean and we headed back to shore to jump for joy!
We had such an amazingly fun time jumping together today that Taj invited me to join her on her live radio show tomorrow You can listen live online at KKCR.org, or if you are in Kauai, Hawaii you can listen in on 90.9, 91.9 or 92.7 on your radio, KKCR Radio Show tomorrow at 12:00pm (Hawaii time, 3pm pacific and 6pm Eastern time).
I have never been a guest on a radio show so this will be fun new experience and have no idea what to expect.. tune in if you can
This was my last shoot in Vancouver yesterday before heading off to Kauai, Hawaii today (Im sitting the Vancouver airport right now waiting to board, its just after 5am)…
The jumper in the pic is the amazing Bella leaping for joy at Sunset Beach, Vancouver BC. Bella is a true artist, I loved doing photos with her, she had so many great ideas and jumping styles. She is a natural jumper and art director too. We got a lot of great pics.. I will post more soon.
And now… off to Hawaii for some more jumping fun
Have a great day!
I am ecstatically jumping for joy right now!
Just booked the flight… I am going to be jumping for joy in Kauai, Hawaii: September 16-26!
So excited.. beautiful tropical plants, surfers, sunsets and warm sunny days… Hawaiian style jumps of joy on the way soon! My dear friend Anna who lives in Kauai has arranged for me to come and stay as well as lined up some joyful people to jump for me Thanks Anna! So excited.
Also putting my feelers out for London at the end of the month… will keep you posted
This is a photo taken of the lovely Makenzie Chilton and her red balloons which I took in a lane way in Gastown, Vancouver BC which has been published in LivingNow and Australian Magazine.
Hello everyone in Los Angles and Vancouver….
I will be in Los Angeles only until July 19, 2012, then will be in Vancouver from July 20 – August 1, 2012.. if you would like to book your Jumping shoots in either city, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you soon!!
As you may notice if you look through my blog.. I love jumping photos!..I love the joy and child-like playfulness that surfaces in people people by having them jump for joy in front of the camera lens! This playful, child-like joy is why I’ve launched this project — Jump for Joy!
We can sometimes forget the importance of play in out lives and tend to feel weighed down when continually being fed negative stories online and in the news at every turn. As an artist, my hope is to shift some of that simply focus on having some fun!
Let’s remind ourselves to, as Don Miguel Ruiz, best selling author of The Four Agreements would say, “take ourselves a little less seriously,” play, laugh and Jump for Joy!
Read more about Jump for Joy! Photo Project here: http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/about/
I just started a new facebook page for this project!
I have had quite a few people either send in or offer to send in their own jumping photos or jumping photos they love… so I decided to make a place for YOU to post their own beautiful works of jumping joy! on facebooK https://www.facebook.com/JumpForJoyPhotoProject
I will select one creative and joyful photo a week to showcase on the blog.. happy jumping to you!
I just started it so you could be the very first one to like the page and post your own jumping photo!
Todays Jumping photo has extra personal meaning for me… this is photo is my little sister Ahbyah Jumping for Joy! while visiting me last year in venice, CA. Today she is jumping joy for a very good reason, she has been selected as a finalist in 14th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition…
“This prestigious competition provides a national showcase for some of our country’s most talented artists during the early stages of their careers,” said Ann Webb, executive director, Canadian Art Foundation and publisher, Canadian Art magazine. “Each year, we see wonderful examples of our country’s vibrant community of visual artists. Narrowing these gifted entrants down to 15 finalists has been a very tough challenge for our jurors – choosing a winner is going to be very difficult.”
I am so proud of my little sister Ahbyah Baker … beautiful paintings! Well done Kindies ♥
I just received my new business cards for Jump for Joy! Photo Project and I love them so much I just had to share them. The amazing jumpers are my dear friend Anna Olivera, Anne Vollborn, Jan Holický, and Christian Grlica.. oh and me Thank you all for jumping with me and for sharing your amazing joy and creative style. <3
If you want cool cards like these use this link: http://www.moo.com/share/m8tz88
These works can be viewed and purchased here: Eyoälha Baker Photography for sale here
Thank you so much for your interest in Jump for Joy! photo project. I am still in the planning process and the project is growing and evolving as I go along. I would love to give you a little more information on what I am doing…
My goal is to travel to as many areas/countries as possible over a years time taking photos of people having a lot of fun and expressing their own unique style of Jumping for Joy! I then intend to compile the photos in an art photo book of 1,000 jumping photos and a photography exhibit that showcases a select few of the best JUMPING images.
I was originally hoping to complete this project by the end of January 2013 but it looks as though this date may need to be pushed back a month or two in order to complete the post production end of things. Sample images and more info can be found at this link: www.indiegogo.com/jumpforjoy and http://eyoalha.smugmug.com.
If you would like to be a part of this fun project email me your: name, email, phone and address and I will see if I can arrange to do Jumping Photos where you are.
Thank you again for your interest and support! Your feedback and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and I will be posting updates and changes to my project on this blog as well as my facebook page as the project and locations evolve so please like my page if you haven’t already and check back for updates: www.facebook.com/pages/Eyoälha-Baker-Art-Photography
Much love to you, and hope to see you Jumping for Joy! Very soon
Esra Inal is a very good friend and an expert jumper… she has many creative jumping styles and we always have a really fun time and laugh a lot when we get together to do jumping photos… We often collaborate on photo projects and I am happy to give her credit for the banner photo on this blog that she took of me Jumping for Joy! on the beach in Malibu, California in 2010. We are planning to meet up in Rishikesh, India in November where she will be hosting a workshop and i will be photographing people for Jump for Joy! Photo Project. Hope to see you there!
A bit more about Esra…
Dona Esra teaches her perspectives (in a light hearted and fun way) on how you can live life without compromise. Dona Esra has been a long time friend and student of best selling author Don Miguel Ruiz – “The Four Agreements”. If you are ready for a new perspective of yourself and on how you live your life .. workshops with doña Esra are the perfect place and opportunity. To register for workshops with Esra, email: email@example.com and check out her fb page here: Dona Esra
I am still in the process of raising funds to complete this project and would be grateful for any contributions you are able to make to help me bring Jump for Joy! Photo Project to the world and to reach my goal of creating a book 1000 photos showcasing the beauty of the human spirit – in-mid air – around the world.
Thank you for your support!
Donations can be made here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VF3TKZYPZW3KA
Beautiful write up in the Blog Rachel’s Rantings in Rio by my dear friend Rachel Loerch supporting my Jump for Joy! project and spreading the word in Brazil… Thank you Rachel!
Read Rachel’s blog post here: http://rachelsrantings.com/?p=1705
Welcome to the official blog for Jump for Joy! International photo project.
My vision is to create an art photo book of 1,000 photos of people jumping for joy around the world and a photography exhibit that showcases a select few of the best JUMPING images.
I will be ading images and updates on the project here as well as https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eyoälha-Baker-Art-Photography/130602230331921 I am very excited about this project and hope you will be too. Feedback and questions are welcome. I hope we get the chance to photograph you play, laugh and Jump for Joy! one day.