Eyoälha Baker is a photographer based out of Vancouver, Canada who is working on an incredible and joyous photography project capturing people, who are following their dreams and passions, jumping into the air! This inspiring artist has been travelling around the world creating beautiful jumping imagery for the past two years, and aims to capture 1000 people 'Jumping for Joy' around the world! The results of this fun project in not only to spread joy, but to create a book of these amazing photos, something we, at OPALUS, can hardly wait to see!
The “Jump for Joy Photo Project” is now raising funds and has joined forces with a not-for-profit organization, Murality, to bring further joy to the world by creating a large scale Public Art Mural with a collage of 100 enlarged jumping photos!
We talk to Eyoalha about movement, travel and sunshine power in this OPALUS Artist interview.
OPALUS: Where have you travelled so far for your Jump for Joy Project?
EYOÄLHA: I have jumping photos from Mexico, Greece, Germany, California, Hawaii and Vancouver so far...
OPALUS: Do you plan on travelling to more locations for the project?
EYOÄLHA: YES!!!! I hope to JUMP in: South Africa, India, Japan, Taipei, Vietnam, all around Europe, Brazil, Bolivia, Morocco, Zanzibar, New Zealand... the list goes on... but I would like to travel to at least 5-10 more countries.
OPALUS: Are you excited to create your book of 1000 jumpers?
EYOÄLHA: Absolutely! If it takes 1 year or 10.. I am making this book!
OPALUS: How many "Jumpers" have your photographed?
EYOÄLHA: I am getting close to 300.
OPALUS: What does your imagination look like?
EYOÄLHA: Movement, colours, music, shapes, beauty, crashing waves, playful wind... JOY.
OPALUS: What color is most inspiring you right now?
EYOÄLHA: Yellow - sunshine power.
Help this mural become a beautiful reality, check out the video, pledge for the project and find out how YOU can be 1 of the 100 jumpers on the mural in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown on a 9000 sq.ft wall by clicking HERE!
If you cannot donate to the cause at this time, then we thank you if you can help spread the joy by spreading the word.!
P.S. We now have a strange urge now to jump here in the OPALUS studio....