The debut monograph from Théo Gosselin. A curation of the photographer's most interesting early works presented in a limited edition hardcover book. Whilst clearly indebted to the photography of Ryan McGinley, Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, unlike the self-confessed "pseudo-fiction" of McGinley's work, the subjects in Théo Gosselin's images are friends rather than models, and the situations are not mythic constructions but glimpses of an underground lifestyle in a post-9/11 and post-AIDS world in which social media has blurred the boundaries between public and private, and between being documented and simply being.
Deliberately cinematic, Gosselin's photography reveals friends in the act of escaping from their regular lives into newly enticing and perilous modes of existence, ever in search of the persistent though elusive idea of freedom.
This edition has been sold out since 2013 but due to demand, we are releasing the final 10 copies of the original books from our archives to make them available to collectors. These will be the final copies available and there will be no further editions.
First Edition (First Printing)
460 numbered copies
96 pages, 75 colour plates
21.0 cm x 26.0 cm
Hot foil embossed printed textured hardcover
Éditions du LIC 2013