The story of Rouchon Paris began after the war, when Jacques Rouchon began his career as a photographer. He soon joined the famous Rapho agency as a press photographer, alongside the already famous Doisneau, Ronis and Weiss.
The first Studio
In 1959, Jacques Rouchon was already a renowned photographer working for international fashion magazines and Parisian advertising agencies when he opened his first real studio with his wife Françoise in rue de Marignan, close to all the fashion designers.
In 1973, Studio Rouchon moved to a former spice warehouse in the 5th arrondissement with two other photographers (Henri Mardyks and Jean-Claude Dewolf) to create the first large complex dedicated to advertising photography, covering almost 2,000 m2.
The second generation
His death in 1981 marked a major turning point in the company’s history. His two sons Patrick and Thierry followed in their father’s footsteps by embarking on their own photography careers and taking over the entire building to develop a new business activity: studio hire.
The next thirty years saw the company grow with the Parisian fashion photography and advertising market and develop a number of different business activities including equipment hire, catering and technical services (development, retouching and digital capture) to become market leader as the year 2000 dawned, under the leadership of Florence Scalabre, Patricia Grenier and Mike Robinson.
The arrival of Sébastien Rouchon
Sébastien Rouchon took over the family business in 2007 and launched a number of new projects, including the HARDI interactive app and the development of a video and events management function.
He successfully took over the iconic Studio Astre in rue St Dominique in 2012 before making the move to the new Front Populaire site to take into account the company’s digital transition and launch a new cycle of growth in its three markets: photography, video and event management.