Ivan Martin Jirous (Magor)

September 25, 2017Art, PHOTOGRAPHY

Ivan Martin Jirous (Magor) was a Czech poet, best known for being the artistic director of the Czech psychedelic rock group The Plastic People of the Universe and later one of the organizers of the Czech underground during the communist regime. I took this photo in NYC during Magor’s first visit after spending 8 years as a political prisoner. This is a book cover for a biography about his life.

ORR Homes Luxury Tour

August 17, 2017Design, GRAPHIC DESIGN

ORR Homes Luxury Tour

Elizabeth Crampton of Fine Lexington Homes recently hosted a Luxury Home Tour and Wine Tasting Event at Orr Homes latest construction! JUMP rabbit JUMP designed a brochure for the event highlighting Orr Homes, Fine Lexington Homes, and its sponsors. An absolutely stunning home and event! Last but not least, THE WINE from Robert Mondavi Winery! *Brochure shows only partial work. 

Sarah’s Moodboard

May 28, 2017Art, Design, GRAPHIC DESIGN

I've started offering mood boards for clients and their friends. Each piece is custom designed.

Please click the image to get a quote. 

Image © Minna Pyyhkala

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The Snow Beds

May 25, 2017Art, PHOTOGRAPHY

The series “Snow Beds” are photographs I shot in Koli National Park in Finland in the middle of winter with four hours of light during the day. I was an artist in residence in the middle of a nature reserve, alone. The “Snow Beds” are my diaries from that period.

December 6th: I wanted to come to Koli in the dead of winter. I’ve had had a fear and fascination with the dark for my entire life. I thought I would be afraid here, alone in the wild. I have always felt safe in downtown Manhattan, Prague, Paris, in the center of big cities. The countryside is foreign to me. Surprisingly I feel safe here, it’s my Motherland, she must be cradling me. The darkness doesn’t frighten me. It’s so quiet, this must be what it’s like being buried. The only sound is the snow falling off the trees, it’s a soft thud that is comforting.

Photos©Minna Pyyhkala

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The Red Balloon

April 10, 2017Art, PHOTOGRAPHY

As a child, my favorite book was "The Red Balloon" by French author Albert Lamorisse. This photo is a tribute to the main character Pascal and his red balloon that follows him around Paris. The story is a vision of child's retreat into an inner world that is free of mean parents, bullies, and scornful teachers. Photo I of II. From the series "Departures" Prague, CR
Photo © Minna Pyyhkala