French photographer Aëla Labbé was born in Brittany, a region where forests can be magic and fairytales are part of the culture. From an early age she devoted herself to dancing, a passion that today shapes her unique photographic creativity. Like in choreography her beautiful photographs dramatize the expression of the body and illustrate the relationship between humanity and nature. The subjects she photographs are part of her private world, her friends and family. Full of elegance and mystery, her unconventional portraits take us back to our childhood and its deepest secret dreams.
5 questions for Aëla Labbé
What is the one
thing that gets you out of bed in the morning?
I’m a morning person, I love waking up early when everything is still asleep and silent.
What would be your perfect day?
A day shared with the persons I love the most, my family and my boyfriend, everything united so that the notions of time and space disappear, which also usually happens while creating or traveling.
What is the longest trip you ever took to
make a photo?
I never do long trip to make a photo, inspiration is all around me.
What was the hardest image you ever had to
The difficulty doesn’t reside in the process; all the complexity is in the final result.
What is your favorite thing about being a
To express what I can’t articulate with the words.
My family, a tribe...
Family archives. Our trips to Romania.
A afternoon with my god son at the Wild Coast
Fragments of a dream in the cold dusk. Neoklis in Meteora
When dance and photography merge.