Sharing joy along the trails with Gayle Robinson at Indian Canyon

Gayle Robinson photographed by Eyoalha Baker for Jump for Joy Photo Project and Palm Springs Cultural Center Artists Residency

I love Gayles energy, she has an inviting and warm presence. She was one of several wonderful women who hike together on these trails regularly. I relate to her passion for nature and life and it was fun to capture her free spirit and joy in mid air.

Get to know more about what makes Gayle jump for joy:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
LIFE is so amazing… I’m so grateful to experience it.

Q: How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
At first I felt awkward (my usual feeling), then I “jumped” into the playfulness of just Being.

Q: How has joy impacted your life?
Joy and Sorrow… are both precious to me. I appreciate seeing life through those lenses. Joy is a bubbly, spontaneous, playfulness that feels like a gift.

Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
LIFE itself in all the wonderful and weird ways it’s expressed.

Q: How do you feel about being part of a community project that promotes joy?

Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
I always wanted to have a magic wand that could help people be well and at peace with themselves. You do that with your camera… hmm, perhaps I’ll get a magic camera.

I love the sky and the mountains, the rocks and trees; the imagination of books and art; the silliness of dogs (and humans). This life is such an Adventure!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful self and jumping for joy!


Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.

If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us:


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