February 4, 2016

Travelling across Europe and the US on an eternal and dreamy roadtrip, French photographer and adventurer, Theo Gosselin is the human embodiment of wanderlust. we follow the wanderlust travels of French photographer and adventurer, Theo Gosselin. Talking love, beer and the beauty of film photography, we find out the things that inspire Theo in life and love.

UO: Can you tell us a little about your story so far?

I was born near Le Havre in Normandy and grew up with the sea, wind, and forest echoing in the deserted streets of the very grey city from the north of France. I’m passionate about drawing, music and cinema. I went to art school and graduated in 2012 as a graphic designer in Amiens.

I started photography around 2007 and it became my reason to live. I love capturing simple moments, both good and bad, my friends and my adventures. I’m an eternal traveler, both through Europe and the US. I share my way of life with the people I love and with the people I meet along the way.

UO: When did you first pick up a camera?

I don’t remember the exact moment, but I was young. It’s not really important because I didn’t know how to use it…but my first beer was around 14. (and it changed my life forever)

UO: How would you describe your style in three words?

Let’s have fun!

UO: What do you love about working and travelling with your girlfriend?

She’s the most beautiful person on earth; she’s pure gold. Travelling is my first passion and there is nothing more perfect than sharing that passion with the people you love. Travelling with her is pure happiness. I miss her when I travel alone.

UO: How do you think you complement each other artistically?

She has a lovely vision of the world. It’s all about the little details such as skin and feelings. Mine is perhaps more brutal and dusty. We complement each other artistically.

UO: What do you love about shooting on film?

I love how the camera becomes an extension of your body. The texture, the grain, the atmosphere…film photography is so different to digital because you take your time before you press the button. You think about the picture, and you capture it only when you think you can take the best shot.

There are no cables, no batteries and no computers, it’s just you and the camera. I waste too much time editing and uploading pictures on the road. Now I just take a few pictures a day and I can see how they turn out afterwards when I’m back at home.

UO: What inspires you both personally and professionally?

Friendship, love, movies and music.

UO: Can you tell us about the inspiration and story behind these images?

Most of these images were taken a few weeks ago when we spent three months on the road, travelling from Montreal to LA… a total of 20,000 km.

UO: What is your most memorable travel experience?

I couldn’t choose! All of the journeys have been so beautiful and full of new experiences. The most memorable experiences are those of the everyday.

UO: What do you hope to accomplish in 2016?

Travelling, meeting more people, and spending time in amazing places with the people I love.

My on-the-road soundtrack…

Johnny Flynn The Ghost of O’Donahue

Iron And Wine – Upward Over The Mountain

Fidlar – No Waves

Graveyard – The Siren

Willie watson – Mexican Cowboy