by Alain Laboile
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 in temporality 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 every day 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. Continue reading.