Sharing joy at home in the garden with John McCoy

John McCoy photographed by Eyoalha Baker for Jump for Joy Photo Project and Palm Springs Cultural Center Artist Residency

We had the pleasure of meeting John in stunning home with his husband Larry. My impression was that John is a little reserved or shy and I got the impression he hadn’t planned to jump with us, but after a little coaxing he was in and ready to jump.

The house and grounds were so beautiful that we had endless areas to choose from for the jumping photos. This area was behind the house, I loved the orange bushes as a background. I adore the way this photo turned out as John exudes such a light, joyful and playful energy. After the jumps we got to spend a little more time chatting with John and Larry and we left feeling elated. Everything about this day was a pleasure!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your joy John!


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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Please... share the joy :)

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