Laurent Roch was born in Paris in 1970. He received his first camera when he was 11 years old and began photographing his family and daily life. He studied economics and worked in the financial world for over twenty years, and now lives in the region of Nice where he often exhibits his photographs.
In the true, open-air theatre of the streets, Laurent is a curious spectator, reacting to what he sees. Laurent constantly pays attention to detail, and looks for harmonious and graphic elements.
He works mainly in black and white in order to transcend the banality of everyday life. It is this mixture that he feels makes these pictures curiously timeless, full of humanity and humor, and often expressionistic.