Photo Essay

Black and White


I spent 16 years at a family beach house over the course of my marriage. Those times are over. Divorce changes everything. I no longer lead such a privileged life.

I captured those sun filled days with my kids, their cousins and numerous other family members and friends on film.

I shot them in color, but so miss those moments.

The color has faded and I decided to post this photo story in black and white. It does not diminish the memories, only enhances them to me.

Let me now what you all think.

Reality, after all is never black and white. There is plenty of grey in between.

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4 responses

  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (9 Jul 2012):

    Jenni, a great serie of photographs indeed, maybe to get more out of it is to make them more or less the same due to contrast and tones, further no keep on klicking

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    An excellent documentry of the childhood years. I love how you captured each child in there moment which is crucial for portrait photographs. You can feel the love in these children when viewing these images. I'm sure that these are all great memories. AND, there is life after divorce, you just need to let go.

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins said (23 Aug 2012):

    what wonderful memories to share. You are a great photographer and that has not changed

  • Jenni Jansen

    Jenni Jansen said (23 Aug 2012):

    Thank You Richard. I hold that thought close to my heart!

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