Thibault Roland

International Award-Winning Fine Art photographer, Thibault is originally from France but lives now in Boston, USA. He works as a Biophysics researcher at Harvard University, where he uses light and microscopy techniques to study the fundamental aspects of life.
Thibault’s love for photography started early, when he first traveled to Egypt. Since then, every new trip to Africa, Asia or America has been a new occasion for him to dive deeper into the art world, learn new techniques and find his own style.
His training in Physics and career as a scientist pushed him to develop a fascination for light, how it interacts with materials, bounces off surfaces, as well as for the notion of time, and how it can be integrated and depicted in still images. It is therefore natural that he should have developed a passion for long exposure techniques and that he should specialize in landscape and architecture photography.
He is known for shooting vivid color photographs, but most of his work shows a world in black and white. Not only because he has grown a passion for monochrome and classical photography, but also because he considers stripping a picture off its colors is not a restriction. It is rather a way for him to dissociate his work from reality, create a new world of opportunities and emotions, and bring up the beauty of an atmosphere, a situation, a detail or an abstract vision that most people would dismiss.This is the reason why he does not restrict himself to a single subject or technique and enjoys shooting street life as much as portraits or seascapes.
After capturing a new photograph, he approaches it as raw material, a canvas for his imagination. He uses digital processing techniques just like a painter his brushes in order to make the picture his, by imposing and developing his own style and inner vision. He considers this appropriation and creative process just as important as shooting in itself. It allows emotions to bloom, presence to infuse, volumes to explode.
His work has been published in international magazines, exhibited in the USA and Europe and can also be found online on some of the most important photography and social media sites.