During five consecutive summers Alex Llovet has photographed his life with his partner and daughters, for a book that asks the question: “Is it possible to long for something that is still happening?”
The soft black and white of the images focuses on the innocence of summer scenes. Kids playing, diving, moments of rest playing with light and shade, marvelling at nature’s cycle. Moments that look almost too dear, too perfect, revealing the author’s premature anxiety of losing them.
The photographer tries to see with the eyes of a child, full of surprise, but his adult awareness of life’s fugacity crawls into the cracks, adding complexity and weight to the warmth of summer days.