Jumping for joy with Aya and Mai all the way from Japan to Salvation Mountain

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

I randomly meet these lovely ladies who were visiting from Japan during an epic road trip to Salvation Mountain with Michael. We had a little bit of a language barrier but the idea of jumping for joy is easily translated into any language. It only took one or two snaps of the camera to capture this fun joy filled jump.

Salvation Mountain is truly magical and a testament to the impact of art. People from all over the world fly to the USA, then drive out to the middle of the desert to experience, photograph and be photographed at this location, which is literally in the middle of nowhere.

Moments like this pass by quickly, but capturing photos holds the memory and spreads the energy and intention of the brief connections we’ve made. One of the reasons I love sharing the joy of jumping photos.

Thank you for sharing your joy Aya and Mai!


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: jumpforjoy@psculturalcenter.org


Follow Jump for Joy on:
Instagram: @jumpforjoyphotoproject
Twitter: @jumpforjoyphoto
Facebook: /JumpForJoyPhotoProject

Please... share the joy :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s