about me

Wrought-iron craftsman, photographer and father to six children, Alain Laboile (b.Bordeaux, 1968) started a family album in 2007, at the age of 39. His “La Famille” series was, at first, a private treasure. This self-taught photographer who only possesses one picture of his own childhood simply wished to record the passing of time with his family.

The family album quickly goes beyond the private setting and seduces the web. Tens of thousands of internet users all over the world await, daily, the new images of this French “tribe” insolently living on the edge of the world. 

In December 2012, the New York Times celebrates Alain Laboile’s talent. The first shows ensue in Japan and the United States, then in France in 2014 when the “La Famille” series joined the Musée français de la photographie collection.

Alain Laboile’s work was since published several times and exhibited worldwide.


Conference 6th of november

Turn the everyday into extraordinary.

Master Class 7th of november

Documenting the intimate sphere

Main topics :

  • Convey an emotion
  • Preserve spontaneity
  • Get and provide an atmosphere.

• Working with models, becoming invisible and preserving spontaneity.
• Natural Light
• A minimalist approach to equipment
• Editing, post production and sharing.
• Question oneself about his own universe

After a morning of theoretical teachings, the students will be invited to work by considering some directives and putting the teachings into practice. The session will conclude with a collective review of works from the day.
A one day immersion in my photographic universe, this program opens the door to a totally pure form of photography, without additives, based on the spontaneity of the moment and the strength of the stories captured on the fly.


-Short Introduction to my photographic philosophy. and journey,

-Description of the main characteristics of my photographic approach.

-Review of representative pictures

Afternoon :

Shooting session with technical constraints:

-Use only one camera and one lens.
-Work with natural light only.
-Photograph the subject in an indirect way : Natural filter, Glass, reflection…
-Choose an unexpected angle of shooting.
-Compose the background carefully.
-Compose an image with several well separated elements.
-Anticipate the movements.


-Collective review of the students’ works.



1 day conference


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1 day masterclass


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