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Beyond: Flemming Bo Jensen on Living as a Nomad Photographer

Those readers who often find themselves afflicted with a serious case of wanderlust might want to avoid this post. In the 10-minute documentary above, director Charlene Winfred will take you on a journey with self-proclaimed “gypsy” and “nomad” photographer Flemming Bo Jensen that will have you reaching for your camera gear with one hand while you shop for plane tickets online with the other.

Four years ago, Jensen took off for a trip to Africa, Australia and Asia … a trip that turned into a lifestyle. Jensen now calls himself a “unrooted, homeless, nomad, time-traveling, gypsy, Jedi, time-lord.”

“I just sold all of my things, except for the personal items,” says Jensen. “I sold my flat, I reduced my entire existence basically down to two bags… that kind of set me off on a course which four years later still has me traveling the entire world.”

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Beyond is a short documentary put together by Winfred to share Jensen’s nomadic story with the world. Despite the cons of such a lifestyle — and he does admit to/talk about the cons — he sees it as the far superior alternative to everyday life, which he defines as “death by repetition.”

“There’s nothing like landing in Guatemala, or Peru, or any country basically in the world where I haven’t been,” he says. “Everything is fresh on you, it’s like being born again … it’s like being a kid again.”

To see a little bit of Jensen on this photographic journey of his, and hear more about the pros and cons of his lifestyle, be sure to check out the video at the top. And if you’d like to see some of his work or follow his thoughts as his travels continue, visit his website by clicking here.

(via F Stop Lounge)