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
"Sometimes a good portrait feels like a slap in the face and keeps you awake." Some of the world's greatest photographers—Frank, Avedon, Mann and more—captured in a series of intimate, authentic frames.
This series awakens our universal fascination with identical twins and the bonds that bind them. Like paging through an old photo album, painted over with a filter of memories, you wonder who you might meet in an enchanted tropical forest...if not yourself?
Introspective and dreamy, these black-and-white photographs capture the delicate moment when the bubble of childhood pops, when fairytales cease to fall under the category of truth.