I’m a father of six. Through my photographic work I celebrate and document my family life : a life on the edge of the world, where intemporality and the universality of childhood meet.
Day to day I create a family album that constitutes a legacy that I will pass on to my children. My work reflects our way of life, revolving around their childhood. My photographs will be the testimony of that. In a way my approach can be considered similar to the one of an ethnologist.
Though my work is deeply personal, it is also accessible, addressing human nature and allowing the viewer to enter my world and reflect on their own childhoods. Fed everyday and shared with the world via the internet, my photographic production has become a means of communication, leading to a questioning about freedom, nudity, being and having.
— Alain Laboile
By gazing upon eyes which cannot see, these powerfully direct portraits allow us to contemplate, and appreciate, what it means to have sight or to be blinded — and how the differences of perception affect our understanding of others.
Beauty is only skin deep. But ah! me; freckles go to the bone.
— Mark Twain
Photogravure portraits celebrating freckled faces.
Two dark but haunting exhibitions at Paris Photo underscore the connection between photography and music: improvisation, inspiration, an expression of inner emotion made external.