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
A magical real-life tale of a young mother and her daughter coming to terms with life and dreams and fantasies while growing up together in a strange land.
Drawing on a huge collection of anonymous photographs and vintage postcards, the photos here have all been brazenly tampered with in one way or another — digital collage, color tinting, incongruous juxtapositions — to create fresh and complex imagined portraits.
The award-winning Polish cinematographer talks about the tremendous importance of still photography in creating his movies — especially his latest film, Ida, shot in luscious black-and-white.