Through his father’s passion for photography, over the years Laurent Roch acquired an artistic sensitivity accompanied by an intuitive and emotional technique. When shooting, he tries to capture the clearest expression of ordinary life while letting himself be absorbed by the rhythm and density of the street.
Laurent Roch focuses on just the right detail of the immediate reality — whether it is a look, an attitude, or a fleeting emotion. During the daily theater of life, the photographer reacts as a spectator in the midst of actors, capturing ephemeral and transitory moments.
His photos, mostly in black & white, are reminiscent of the aesthetics of Italian movies in the 1950s. An assemblage of history and emotion, they are nonetheless furiously contemporary, full of humanity and humor.
Laurent Roch was awarded the 2009 Alineart prize and first prize in the 2010 Nikon/Estheticfactory contest; he was the winner of the 2011 RTE contest, and received the 2013 Photo Menton Casino Barrière prize. He is a member of the Street-Photographers SP collective. His work is regularly published in the most prestigious international photo magazines.
Laurent Roch lives in Magagnosc in the south of France.