Portfolio: Clowns (Act One)

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I (gentle author-Spitalfields Life) invited Contributing Photographer John Claridge along to the 67th Annual Grimaldi Service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston last weekend to take a set of clown portraits, as a complement to his fine series of boxers. We were guests of Clowns International, the world’s oldest clown club founded in 1947, and John set up a studio in a quiet corner where we spent a memorable afternoon, entertained by a procession of cheery funsters sufficient to brighten the grimmest February day.

Excerpt taken from an interview with gentle author, Spitalfields Life, who first published these photographs.
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Slapstick – Clowning for twenty-four years, since the age of thirteen.

Rainbow – Clowning for seventeen years

Tofu the Zany - Clowning for more than twenty-five years

Jolly Jack - Clowning for thirty-six years

Joe Sammy - Third generation clown, grandson of Mickell the Clown

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