Up and out before the sun came up for this last minute jump for joy photo shoot. I met up with Gordon and his wonderful boyfriend Kevin (Kevin’s amazing jumps and feature will be posted) at 6am in the parking lot at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. It was still completely dark out.
I instantly loved their vibrant, warm and playful energy – even though we were all still just waking up!
We ended up across the street in the high school parking lot, where we jumped and played around as the sun came up. Check out this amazing jump with the both of them together @jumpforjoyphotoproject
I LOVED these guys so much that I didn’t want the photo shoot to end. They were open hearted, adventurous, creative, fun and willing to just play and explore – my kind of people!
Get to know Gordon a little more, read on:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: My gratitude for my life.
Q. What was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A: Resigned at first, until the activity and intention of your vision and joy helped me refocus and find the joy in the experience.
Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
A: It’s a real tangible feeling, love, passion, tingly and usually tears of joy and elation. I try to be joyful in everything I do.
Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
A: To create… And inspire travel. Cause it beats being un-joyfull.
Q: How do you feel about being part of a community project that promotes joy?
A: I spend a lot of time there [Palm Springs] and because I know the community, it’s important to support where I can. The scenery and people bring me joy.
Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
A: Travel full time giving back to community’s. I enjoy being of service to others and I’m always in service to some community.
Q: What are you working on?
A: A new website is being created now http://gordonleedecor.com/.
Connect and stay in touch with Gordon:
A very big warm thank you for coming out to jump around with me, it was a joy to meet and play in the wee hours of the morning. I will be posting more pics of Gordon (and kevin) to @jumpforjoyphotoproject
And… 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. A selection of the jumping photos will be included in a paste up mural on the outside wall of the Palm Springs CUltural Center in mid April.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org