If you look at the hundreds of great photos on the blog of Théo Gosselin you might feel like me; that is to say that I fail for the right words. And I’ll be honest, I also get a bit melancholical. Because the images touch me in a profound way and make me miss another sort of life. A life full of endless adventures, spontaneous moments, roadtrips, a life far away from the daily never ending obligations. Nature, friends, fire, sunsets, nudity, music and love. It´s only natural that soon he will crack the 100.000 fans on facebook as the French photographer delights people all over the world with his “joy of life” images. And you can buy his beautiful limited hardcover book “Avec Le Coeur” Edition 2 here.
Which song people should listen to while reading this interview?
Iron and wine – Upward over the mountains
When did you first pick up a camera?
When i was 17 years old, i took my father’s analog camera!
How would you describe your work?
life, love, friendship, freedom and open roads.
You travel so much – what are your favorite experiences so far?
Its always great to travel, each experience is amazing, but the biggest and most impressive experience was during the summer 2012, when we came across the US during 3 months, New York city to Los Angeles.
And where is home for you?
Home is were the people i love are. My parents house, my girlfriend house and on the road with friends.
Your images transmit so much freedom – What does freedom mean to you?
Freedom is a feeling, it´s emotions when you are front of wonderful landscapes, or behind a fire during the night… when you take your girlfriend’s hand… now its hard to be really free, but you can create moments to touch it.
What is the best advice you ever received?
Be kind and polite, ahahah
And what advice would you give a young photographer?
Be kind and polite? No… just create, work hard, try to do new things, don’t copy, speak with your heart and your head thru the camera.
When do you fall in love?
Almost two years ago… and I´m the happiest man ever.
The idea of freedom i told you above
The most important thing in life
dreaming and do them, with the people you love.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
On the road.
all images by theo-gosselin.blogspot.co.at