Michael Torres Police Officer playful jump of joy

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

Some people just exude joy. I met Michael early morning at the Palm Springs Police Department. His energy was upbeat and playful right away and it only took a couple of snaps to get this fun jump.

It’s been nice to meet a few people from the police department in person, in a fun and playful way. It reminds me to look past the uniform, the weapons they carry, and the difficult conflicts taking place in the news (which I normally find intimidating), to see that these police officers are just real people who strive for peace, safety and joy in the community.

Thank you Michael for taking a few minutes out to jump around and share some joy with me!

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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

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Twitter: @jumpforjoyphoto
Facebook: /JumpForJoyPhotoProject

Please... share the joy :)

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