Childhood can eather be blessed or a nightmare, a living hell left behind or a paradise lost. Adults never stop observing, studying and protecting it, presumably to search and find their own roots.
Childhood inspires artists: poets write about it, movies depict it, painters and sculptors portray it, and of course, photographers freeze it in their lenses .. for our enjoyment.
Browsing through these photographs, all different, one is struck by their tremendous presence. Taking from life or posing for the photographer, children are fully into what they are doing..
Neither in the past nor in the future, their expression and body language fill instantly the moment and the space. They look absolutely natural and at the same time totally ingrossed.
"On est de son enfance comme on est d'un pays." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
(we are from our childhood as we are from one country.)
"dream" by Hari Sulistiawan
"Roll and play it again" by Sebastian Kisworo
These are fantastic, thank you so much for including one of my images. :)
That is great, thank you for choosing my image
Wow, thank you Yvette for including my photo in your selections. I am very honoured and privileged to be one of your choices, kindest regards, John...
Your photo "Happiness is having nothing..." is wonderful, all these children laughing is very representative of this moments of happiness. I really like a lot!
Thank you Christian, same as Edith below. Much appreciated...
Wonderful selection and I am honored to be part of it. Thank you so much Yvette and have a wonderful week my friend! :-) xx
Thank you so much dear Christian too, sorry I didn't read it properly....... :-)
It does not matter, dear Edith. your image is touching and heartbreaking at the same time, it had its place in this list.
This series of photographs is very breezy and fun,The world of magic and the world of children's attractions,The world communicate with it to create buzz around human existence that can not be described.Yvette grateful that we share in the joy of expression!
Thanks Mohammad, glad to hear that you enjoyed this childhood selection.
Victoria Glinka PRO
I'm so happy to see my photo here! It is such a big honour! Thank you!
Glad you like,Ivanova! Looking at your work is well deserved.
Quel splendide choix. ça me rappelle les petites photos de mon enfance prises par mon père et collées dans des albums. Et ça me fait regretter un peu que ma photographie n'était pas encore bien developpée quand mes enfants étaient petits.
Merci Thomas pour ton message. Maintenant que les enfants ont grandi, moi, je me régale avec ma petite-fille. Je te souhaite le même plaisir.
Thank you for this, i am very honoured :D
It was my pleasure, Monika! There are so many beautiful child portrait in your gallery that the difficulty was to choose only one. ;)
:D Thanks a lot !!
so cute.these photos is very beautiful.
Many thanks, I am pleased that you like this image selection.
Thierry Dufour PRO
Une magnifique série, bravo et merci Christian !!!
Un grand merci Thierry!
Yvette Depaepe CREW
Beautiful compilation of childhood images... Congratulations to all and special thanks to Christian Roustan (Kikroune) for his great choice and introduction. Love the quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Yvette, It is my pleasure you like the quote! Perhaps it is a bit difficult to understand for those who do not speak French. But I think the name of St. Expery reminds immediately to "the little prince" who is an international best seller.