In depth interview with Eyoalha Baker, Founder of Jump for Joy Photo Project by James Phu for Global Asian Times

Selfie Jump photo by Eyoalha Baker

Selfie Jump photo by Eyoalha Baker

Global Asian Times interview with Eyoalha Baker Founder of Jump for JOy Photo Project

Global Asian Times interview with Eyoalha Baker Founder of Jump for JOy Photo Project

Jump for Joy founder fights negatives in life with joyful photos. An interview by James Phu

…. Read Entire Article HERE ….

Excerpt from interview:

James Phu: The Jump for Joy project that you started is one of the most beautiful and unique initiatives I have seen in a while. What is the background story behind the Jump for Joy Project?

Eyoälha Baker: We know that images are used as powerful tools of persuasion in business and politics, and I noticed that news and media tend to showcase mainly negative, fear-based images. It got me thinking about how this affects us as a society and how we in turn interact with each other. How does it make us feel as a collective, to see images that depict sad, terrorizing news on a daily basis? In general, it breads fear and distrust. My idea with the Jump for Joy Photo Project is that if societies as whole can be influenced to shut off, and fear each other by negative images, they can also be influenced to open up and be kinder by positive images. I look at it as the group think concept, where people feed off each other’s energy in a group situation, such as a riot, where people who may not normally be destructive get caught up in the situation. The same can be true with an overwhelming sense of joy. If there are mass feelings of joy being felt, people tend to be more open, more helpful, hopeful and want to help each other. So I began taking uplifting, positive images of people jumping for joy, and sharing them around the world. The intention is to help shift some of the negative energy being fed to us….

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Happy day, Sweet memory. The Lovely Fiona Forbes Interviewing Janice Abbott and Eyoalha Baker

Its been a few weeks since the opening event for the Wall of Joy mural. It was so nice to have Fiona Forbes stop by to join in on the fun. Fiona spoke with Janice Abbott and myself about the joy of creating the mural for On The Scene at Shaw TV. Fiona has always been a big supporter of the Jump for Joy Photo Project as well as many Charities and non-profits around the city such as Atira Womens Resource Society who partnered with me in the creation of this beautiful community project. Thank you Fiona and Shaw TV for sharing our experience with people who couldn’t make it out to our BBQ!

I love the kindness and support this project received. I love how many people, literally around the world, contributed to the creation of this public art installation. The joy is being felt, thank you everyone. It is an example that demonstrates that we are all capable of creating beautiful things together when motivated by the joy of uplifting each other.

Have a wonderful day!

On Glabal News – Jump for Joy!! Interview from May 7, 2014

IM ON THE NEWS!!!

Here is the video for my Global NEWS interview about my Kickstarter campaign on May, 7, 2014.

I am so grateful for all the excitement about the Vancouver Jump for Joy mural, follow this link to make a pledge: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jumpforjoyphoto/jump-for-joy-photo-project-murality-vancouver

Global News interview with Eyoalha Baker May, 7, 2014

Global News interview with Eyoalha Baker May, 7, 2014

Global News Interview Eyoalha Baker May 7, 2014

Global News Interview Eyoalha Baker May 7, 2014

LILOU MACE WEB TV Interview with Jump for Joy! preview :)

An interview of me jumping around on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii with the lovely @liloumace will be posted tomorrow on her LILOU MACE WEB TV site! In the meantime.. a couple of photos from the interview:

Lilou Mace interview Kauai Sept 2012

Lilou Mace after interview jumping for joy 2012

Look for the interview on: LILOU MACE WEB TV Youtube

I will also be posting the link here on my blog 🙂