Loving Life and Living Forever Young

Mexico-based photographer Joel Sossa visually expands on themes of loving life and living forever young. While the carefree escapades of the young can't be contained in a bottle, a version of it can live forever in photographs. His mix of lazy summer days and sun-kissed adventures further enhance a sense of youth and freedom in the outdoors.

The photographer manages to capture modern, nomadic youth culture by merging nature hikes, camping, and dirt road adventures with technology to memorialize and share those priceless moments. Love, friendship, fun, and adventure are all present in the ongoing project by the photographer who self-admittedly lives the “vagabond life.” He is clearly immersed in the lifestyle depicted in his stunningly freeing images. There's an inexorable release and calming aura of relaxation only disrupted by an invigorating feeling from the beauty of the salad days of life. To view his portfolio of work, I recommend paying a visit to Sossa's blog, where he has the perfect playlist running in the background to serve as the soundtrack for his body of work.

Joel Sossa on Flickr


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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