Providence Rhode Island 1976
Photo: Francesca Woodman
In his series of carefully composed black-and-white images that make up “La Famille”, the French photographer Alain Laboile has captured a sense of youthful freedom through the exploits of his six children.
Mr. Laboile publishes his photos in serial form, sharing them with the world from the user name “lab oil” on Flickr. They are simple, beautiful moments.
A sculptor by trade, Mr. Laboile bought a small digital camera to photograph his work in 2004. He became interested in macro photography and later began documenting the children: Four girls — Olyana, now 16; Luna, 14; Dune, 5; and Nil, 4 — and two boys — Merlin, 12, and Eliott, 18, a student who now lives in Bordeaux.