I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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Alain Laboile is a self-taught photographer and father of six. He lives on an “isolated piece of land” in southwest France, and his work has been featured by The New York Times and exhibited in Pachuca, Mexico; Santa Monica, California; and Paris. This month’s cover photo is of his wife, Anne, sleeping beside two of their children.
Trained as a sculptor, Alain Laboile first picked up a camera to take pictures of his whimsical sculptures of animals and insects, but after the birth of his fifth child, he began to focus the lens on his growing family at home. He and his wife, Anne, now have six children — four girls and two boys — and are raising them in a remote region of France.
Cover by Alain Laboile