#Photos of people jumping

Jump London Jump: The Coliseum


Jump London Jump — Apple Market

Jump London Jump — Westminster

I decided to practice what I preach and photo myself jumping.  On a recent afternoon, while out egg hunting, I asked my lovely assistant to photograph me with her trusty Canon G10.  This is near St. George’s Square Garden.

Yes, I did crop the heck out of it, but the jump was so spontaneous that I was too fast for her to capture me on pixel.  🙂

Jump London Jump — Covent Garden

I was able to convince another co-worker to jump for me today, but he only gave me 5 mins to do it.  So I had to think quick on my feet and find a decent location with nice light.  First location was the one of the great hallways inside the Market, but the light wasn’t as good as I thought it was.  With time running out, we headed to the The Piazza and just snapped away.


Oliver S.


And here is an out take:


Jump London Jump — The Strand

I choose the Strand as my first Jump London Jump location and I recruited a few guys from work as my models.  Yea, I know that everyone at work is soooooo tired of hearing me ask “is it really cold or just London cold?” Because growing up in Chicago and having worked in Des Moines, IA in the US, cold means something different to me.    I continue to force my fellow co-workers to listen to me tell my stories of being out in 5F or -15C weather, photographing some kids sledding, ice skating or responding to a drive by shooting and freezing my #$%^&* off.

Keeping this in mind, I tried to work really fast to make sure that my models didn’t freeze and here is what we got.



Job B. had this to say:

“I’ve been in London for thee months for work. My hometown is Amsterdam so being in London is a big difference. For Holland Amsterdam is a really big city where anything goes. But seeing London was a reminder for me that it can alway be bigger and better. It’s was a couple of month hard work but we were also able to meet some cool new people. Arturo made these shots when it was absolutely freezing outside but it was a lot of fun. Good thing that there is always a pub around the corner to warm up with a nice pint.”



Dann K.

Come back in a few days to see the next instalment and if you’re willing to participate, please let me know.  Cheers!



Jump for me

I’ve decided to bring back a project that I started back in the states called “Jump Des Moines Jump”.  The idea is simple enough, take cool photos of people jumping.

The band Facecage is l-r Matt Nyberg, 29, singer, Erik Long, 27, guitar, Sam Dooley, 18, drums and Fred Missouri, 27, bass.(Arturo Fernandez/Juice)

I was lucky to photography a lot of good sports.  People who would jump for me as many times as I needed them to.  If you’ve ever been photographed by me, you’re familiar with my “just one more shot” saying that actually means just one hundred more shots.

Pablo Lara, 28, practices his "Superman punch" before the start of a recent Des Moines Xtreme fighting event held at Vieux Carre night club. Pablo's match lasted a whole 37 seconds and his last fight lasted 4 minutes. Lara considers himself a brawler, or a street fighter and lists Tank Abbott as a hero.(Arturo Fernandez/Juice)

I started this while working for Juice Magazine.  I tried to publish as many of these photos in the magazine or on the website as possible.  Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, life caught up with me and this project fell to the wayside.

Mike Draper, owner of Raygun Des Moines.(Arturo Fernandez/Juice)

After several years of lying dormant, I’m bringing it back to this side of the pond as, wait for it…..”Jump London Jump”.  I’ll be on the lookout for subjects that are willing to jump for me.  With the Olympics only months away, I should not have a problem finding jumpers.  Come back for a look at my first jumpers.