Patrick Taberna pursues a work of intimate poetry, combining a family autobiography and a travel diary. Patrick Taberna favors slow processes, his photographs are essentially shot while travelling, his family being his only topic, or, at least, the common thread that inspires and triggers his work.
This need to travel (not necessarily far away) is a stimulation for his imagination, to rediscover a childhood spirit where every day is rich in discoveries, where the mind is entirely dedicated to the moment. It is a work of sensations, with a slight shift from everyday life and temporality, open to the world of childhood, to that memory factory where lasting feelings are born. Simplicity is a difficult balance to achieve. Patrick Taberna succeeds in sharing with us the happiness of a simple and unique look in his photography. Bernard Plossu wrote in his afterword to “Au fil des jours”: “What I feel, when I see these photographs of Patrick Taberna, is that he needs them to live…”. Indeed, this photography is essential because it is based on a necessity, that of preserving the memory of time passing and of children growing up. His son Clément just turned twenty-one, Heloise eighteen, and their father continues, with their agreement, this sweet family chronicle.