The New York Times’ photography blog, Lens, led me to French photographer Alain Laboile this morning along with all of the wonderful photos he’s taken of his six kids. Mostly shot in black and white, his photos read like a visual diary of childhood and all the fun and the fantasy that come with it. While the Lens focused on his album called La Famille, saying “Theirs is a family photo album thrown before the world,” I was drawn to Reflexion Autour du Bassin or Reflection Around the Basin.
It’s Tim Walker mixed with Tim Burton with a bit of Ryan McGinley thrown in. With his kids ranging in age from 18 to 4, each photo has that youthful feel, yet all seem more like a storybook illustration than an actual reflection. There’s a carefree spirit about each one. It’s like taking a trip into the mind of a child and appreciating its many twists and turns.