Le temps retrouvé

Alain Laboile, France

My photographic work is that of a sociological witness of our passage on Earth living „on the edge of the world“. A passage that I decided to mark by portraying joys and sorrows of my six children raised in an old house in the countryside near Bordeaux where they are free to play outdoors, far from school and omnipresent consumerism logics. I catch the essence and the fugacity of a childhood made up of exploration, freedom and innocence without interfering. I invite the viewer to enjoy my personal enchanted world, where intimacy and emotions offer the infinite shades of a suspended time that here flows slowly, kept in an ongoing album that doesn’t want to come to an end.

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