karine laval photography
Untitled #36 (Marseille, France, 2003)
leisure time

In Leisure Time I capture places and situations, which echo moments from my childhood. Beyond my personal memory it is also a collective memory I am trying to reveal through the common and universal experience of leisure time.
In my work I also focus on the notion of space and the relationship we entertain with the environment in which we live. Resorts and vacation locations are interesting to me for they represent a dominant theme of modern life in our culture. They also mix the natural with the cultural and social elements of manmade spaces where people can escape from everyday life.