In terms of portraits, Roud’s photographic practices include “periods” which coincide with the increased time spent with such and such young friend, alternately incarnating the figure of the desirable and inaccessible farmer. However, several individuals remain constant and their portraits then create a time-lapse that reveals the passage of time upon their person. Among his lifelong companions, Olivier Cherpillod, photographed not only at any age, but also with the desire to illustrate his daily life and activities by embracing them in their entirety. The poet’s sister, Madeleine, was also the object of photographic projects resulting in a series of portraits, posed or unposed, that fix her image from its youth until the final years of her life. In a smaller way, he accomplished the same with René Auberjonois.