Are you ready to jump?

Are you ready to Jump? Photo by Eyoälha Baker

“Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don’t ever look back oh baby
Yes, I’m ready to jump
Just take my hand
get ready to jump” – Madona

a statement about one’s perception of the world – Quote

“The camera does not simply record an event but also records what the photographer chooses to see. Photographs are a statement about one’s perception of the world. They are a reflection and definition of self.” – Charles Williams

Kids at heart :)

When was the last time you skipped as high as you could down the street? It is so much fun!

Kids at heart 🙂

Pure happiness!

This photo was taken of myself and my dear friend Esra by Felix K. Mreiche

Jumping is good for you :)

“(Trampoline) jumping is naturally fun, enjoyable, and even thrilled. We all know that kids love to jump on beds, and most everybody loves bounce houses and trampolines. Why? Because moving up and down – pulsing, vibrating, enjoying another dimension of freedom and connection – is inherently fun, good for you, and often feels downright wonderful.” Kevin Hall

Co-CREATION of ART through JOY and PLAY

Although aesthetics is clearly an important aspect of creating art, Jump for Joy! Photo Project is focused on more than just the aesthetics.. I believe in the positive effects of joy and the creative collaboration between photographer and subject. The photo shoot and final photos also serve a purpose and are intended to have a positive effect on all involved. We are co-creating art with an anticipated outcome that is intended to create a feeling of joy and inspiration for all – myself as photographer (and jumper), the person creatively expressing their essence of joy in mid jump and the viewer of the final image.

The Jacksons sang about it..

“Why don’t you jump for joy and be happy? Why don’t you jump for joy and be glad ? If you just try it, feel better And have the best time you ever had.” advice from the Jacksons – Jump for Joy song lyrics…

Christian getting some good air jumping for joy in Mexico. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

find the best in ourselves – Quote


“Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves.” – Robert Rodriguez

Jump photo of the day – Yuri Bojôrquez! May 25, 2012

Because its fun!Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Enjoy your day!

Let’s have some fun!

I’ve discovered a way to reach the true joy and child-like playfulness within people by having them jump for joy in front of the lens!

This playful, child-like joy is why I’ve launched this project — Jump for Joy! Photo Project to capture the essence of joy around the world. By doing this simple project, I hope to be a part of a global shift in our collective focus from the negative to the positive. It can be so easy to get caught up in the stresses of life, with trade deficits, wars, disasters, injustices, difficult relationships, bills etc. We can sometimes 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 focus and have some fun! Let’s remind ourselves to take ourselves a little less seriously, play, laugh and Jump for Joy!

Ann Above the Pyramid

Spreading the love…

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.” Maya Angelou

Jump photo of the day – Yuri Bojôrquez! May 22, 2012

Yuri looking fantastic in the air..Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Yuri Bojôrquez… Floating over Vancouver..

Self-portrait jump photo by Eyoälha – May 21, 2012

Self-portrait by Eyoälha Baker

Playing around while house sitting in a friends apartment in Berlin 🙂 (Thanks Louka)

Jump for Joy! Introduction

Hi everyone!

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: and

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.

I am also available if you would like to book me for other photo projects such as; personal or family portraits, events and other creative works so contact me for rates and bookings 🙂

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:älha-Baker-Art-Photography

Much love to you, and hope to see you Jumping for Joy! Very soon 🙂

Some animals…

“Some animals, such as the kangaroo, employ jumping (commonly called hopping in this instance) as their primary form of locomotion, while others, such as frogs, use it only as a means to escape predators.” – Wikipedia

>>> “Humans jump just for the joy of it..” – me

The sweet joy of Juliane. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Raising funds

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:

Jump photo of the day – Zvoncica Tomasovic! May 20, 2012


A jump for joy in Greece!

Photo of the day is of Zvoncica Tomasovic… was taken in Corfu, Greece.

Rachel’s Rantings in Rio

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!

A magical moment of joy on Malibu beach California.

Read Rachel’s blog post here:

Hello world! Self-portrait jump photo by Eyoälha Baker

Welcome to the official blog for Jump for Joy! International photo project.

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker

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 adding images and updates on the project here, please follow along. 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.