Happy Children

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

© Jennifer Clark

These days I am almost halfway through another teaching of my eWorkshop «Finding Your Photographic Voice.» I already see a nice progress in the work of the participants. Next week they will start on a personal photo project that will last for the rest of the workshop, and traditionally this is when I see the participants start to really bloom. All the more fun then right now, it is to look at the projects from the previous eWorkshop. As you may have noticed already, I have showcased a handful of these personal photo projects over the last couple of weeks already. Today it’s time to show Jennifer Clark’s work. For her personal photo project she chose to focus on what could be called childhood happiness. She did so boldly and with a personal engagement, which is exactly the point with such a project. In her photos you can feel her connections to the children, you can feel how she cares, and you can feel her compassion for them. She catches those small moments in between when just a little gesture makes the whole difference; it could be a shy smile, it could be sly look or it could just be the comfort of sleeping on daddy’s shoulder. Jennifer combines this ability to capture small but significant moments, with a daring use of colours and combinations of colours – often stark and vibrant. For more of her work; look up her blog: Jennifer J. Clark.

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Photographer based in Norway
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61 Responses to Happy Children

  1. Mary says:

    Those are great shots. She has really captured the heart of those children.

  2. yes and they should be allowed to stay happy for as long as possible..

  3. Angeline M says:

    Great photos; I can feel the happiness and innocence of these children.

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful portraits that convey simple moments of joy and love.

  5. Elaine- says:

    my fave is the girl squished up in the locker, i loved tiny hiding places when i was young too 🙂 i think i still do lol

  6. Indeed she captures beautifully each moment’s significance. Beautiful photos with sensitivity.

  7. Kari Anne says:

    These pictures are gorgeous and so alive. Well done Jennifer!

  8. alesiablogs says:

    I have always loved photos of people. I know flowers, buildings, and skies all have their attributes, but faces —WOW!!!! That is true beauty.

  9. niasunset says:

    The most beautiful this is to see happy children… These are beautiful photographs… Thank you dear Otto, have a nice day and weekend, love, nia

  10. ツ Knipsa says:

    I love photos of people, but I still hesitate to do that myself 🙂
    I like Jennifer’s photos alot, especially the funny one with the locker 😀
    And the one with that little girl, that looks a little bit lost and holds
    on to her furry mate.
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

    • I think we all start out with a hesitation when approaching strangest in order to photograph them. But there is only one around it: Start doing it, and eventually it becomes easier. Thank you, Knipsa.

  11. https://marygatling.wordpress.com says:

    Wonderful post! Nothing better than to see children happy! As they should be.

  12. Such lovely captures. Children’s smiles are the best. 🙂

  13. l'Angevine says:

    d’intéressantes complicités

  14. G.L. Jackson says:

    What lovely moments. Jennifer did a fabulous job.

  15. Patrizia M. says:

    E’ bellissimo vedere bambini felici e Jennnifer ha saputo cogliere momenti veramente belli.
    Complimenti.
    Saluti, Patrizia

  16. Java Girl says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Phillip says:

    Jennifer really did a beautiful job. I especially like the one of the child sleep on his dad’s shoulder.

  18. themofman says:

    The beautiful naturalness of being a kid; not quite fully corrupted by the cynicism and future shock of adulthood.

    Cheers to you, Jennifer!

  19. YellowCable says:

    Their smile, bewildered look, close connection with their parents and got lost at play of young children are moments for keepers of live time. She have caught the magical moments and I know that is hard. I have tried once or twice. They are quick and on the move. Well done!

  20. Elina says:

    Wonderful photos! Such small moments pass so quickly, Jennifer has captured them so well!

  21. shoreacres says:

    I’m in awe at how beautifully she’s captured these moments. After trying to photograph the rural Mardi Gras — which necessitated photographing people — I’ve a new appreciation for how difficult it can be. I’m also much more aware of how much fun it can be!

  22. #2 and #4 captured my eye in particular. She has a great gift at capturing the essence of the moment, nothing contrived here which is what makes these shots truly amazing.

  23. Ptck says:

    Beautiful shots of small rascals !!

  24. Ptck says:

    Thank you for the discovery of her blog, I ‘like the approach of his themes !!

  25. The expressions are so natural although the little girl in the shadows is my favourite. It can be tricky taking photos of kids though – should you ask the parents permislsion?

  26. Dalo 2013 says:

    Fantastic photos of the spirit of life… Beautiful.

  27. Andrew says:

    Thanks for showing this series to us, Otto. Jennifer certainly has chosen a distinctive point of view in each case. This stands right out to me.

    All the best with the rest of the workshop,
    Andrew.

  28. Zambian Lady says:

    Beautiful photos, especially the one of the little boy sleeping.

  29. brera2015 says:

    La segunda fotografia es la que más me gusta,la foto ha capturado de una forma tán natural el momento,parece un video..digamos que la miro y tiene continuación.Felicidades!Muy conseguida!

  30. Jocelyne says:

    She is so good ! Wonderful images. I really love the last one !

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