Aëla Labbé
Photographer

Aëla Labbé is a self-taught photographer & contemporary dancer from France.

Whenever one looks at her work one feels as though one is looking at relics from some bygone era that never existed, except in dreams.

Her photographs are iconic, and full of romanticism, emotions, darkness, comfort, danger, absurdity, and beauty. The moods that she captures are complex and three-dimensional, you can tell it comes from a place of meaning. Spellbinding & fascinating.

She conceives photography as a continuation of dance, her first passion, composing with bodies in the space with a special emphasis on the body language and its expressive power, just like in choreography.

Nostalgia, childhood, dreams, love, memories, melancholia are recurrent themes in her works. She often uses old and dusty objects to create sets and give this timeless dimension to her photographs. Light and details are very important.

The flow of her inspiration comes from different springs: dance, theatre, cinema, painting, literature and music, as well as the place she lives in, her travels and her own family, especially her brothers and sisters’ sons & daughters who have become her main protagonists.

Open to all kind of artistic collaborations she started to cooperate with musicians and has worked for Parisian stylist MelleSan.

Aëla has already given exhibitions in France and in Greece and her photos have been published in various art magazines and websites worldwide.

Aëla Labbé
Photographer

Aëla Labbé is a self-taught photographer & contemporary dancer from France.

Whenever one looks at her work one feels as though one is looking at relics from some bygone era that never existed, except in dreams.

Her photographs are iconic, and full of romanticism, emotions, darkness, comfort, danger, absurdity, and beauty. The moods that she captures are complex and three-dimensional, you can tell it comes from a place of meaning. Spellbinding & fascinating.

She conceives photography as a continuation of dance, her first passion, composing with bodies in the space with a special emphasis on the body language and its expressive power, just like in choreography.

Nostalgia, childhood, dreams, love, memories, melancholia are recurrent themes in her works. She often uses old and dusty objects to create sets and give this timeless dimension to her photographs. Light and details are very important.

The flow of her inspiration comes from different springs: dance, theatre, cinema, painting, literature and music, as well as the place she lives in, her travels and her own family, especially her brothers and sisters’ sons & daughters who have become her main protagonists.

Open to all kind of artistic collaborations she started to cooperate with musicians and has worked for Parisian stylist MelleSan.

Aëla has already given exhibitions in France and in Greece and her photos have been published in various art magazines and websites worldwide.

  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)
  • Loghaven Artist Residency
    Deadline Jul 15, 2024
    Loghaven
    International
    Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. (more…)
  • Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania
    Mar 23 – Oct 13, 2024
    Ocean Space
    Venice, Italy
    TBA21–Academy announces Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania, a new exhibition comprising two new site-specific commissions by Indigenous practitioners from the Pacific, Latai Taumoepeau and Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta. The exhibition is curated by Bougainville-born artist Taloi Havini, returning to Ocean Space after her 2021 solo exhibition. Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania platforms artists and communities who live and work in the vast and diverse region of islands and atolls (more…)