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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61 thoughts on “Happy Children

  1. 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

    1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

      1. That’s one reason why it was so easy at Mardi Gras. There were a lot of people there who wanted to be photographed, everyone expected to be photographed, and no one took offense at it — even me!

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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