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Making every moment a work of art
I am a photographer and a writer. If you are interested you can see some of my work on www.ymynigris.com
If I had the time, I would draw and paint. I am also learning singing. As soon as I settle down, I would like to create a band.
If I had time, I would learn carpentry, shiatsu massage (this I am actually planning to), all kinds of massages techniques, Japanese cuisine, study philosophy, poetry, every language on this planet, especially the really complex ones... If I had time, I would learn much more!
I used to live in Berlin, for almost 4 years. I was a bartender, a mixologist actually, so I know quiet some about alcohol. Not so much of a big drinker right now but I appreciate drinking good things.
Right now I am travelling. I was in Portugal and did a part of the Camino de Santiago. I am preparing to enter the art school in photography in Leipzig.
I do not believe in the concept are truth. Everything is an interpretation and depends on the point of view. Even Science. That I actually see science as the new religion, for some part at least.
I am a nihilist. That's what gives me faith. Usually people think it's weird. You tell me.
I am on a spiritual path. Is it contradictory with me being a nihilist? Maybe. I don't see it like that... I apologize but I am not going to explain all my though here. I keep this for when we'll meet.
I am fascinated by the religious and I am trying to find a study of religion science that I could do via Internet. Not so easy...
"As the sakura is the greatest flower, the warrior is the greatest man" Japanese proverb
"Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever" Confucius
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am actually just hosting or being hosted.
I have hosted and been host. And I just love it.
I have been to a few Cs meetings... I should go to more.
Art! All kinds actually. Phtography, films, drawings, installations, performances, books, philosophy...
Bar stuff. I am my self a bartender and I truly love it. Passionate about alcohol, how there are made, there story, there taste.
Love to make and create cocktails. I am planning to learn flair.
Life! definitely the thing I am mostly interested in :).
Music, Movies, and Books
Film? Lord of the rings, The fountain, Brain Dead, Ichi the killer, Tetsuo, Akira, Ghost in the shell, The pusher, Valhala Rising, A bullet in the head, Duelist (especially for the music), ... so many, I cannot think right now.
Music? From Hard core metal to reggae, to funk and soul, rap, electro (a lot and a lot of kinds)... classic music, rock... still discovering a lot of things and I love it.
Books? The mysanthrothist of Molière. The way of the Pacific Warrior of Dan Millman. The alchemist of Paolo Cuelho. All Nieztche's (I haven't read all his books, but I love his philosophy). The treaty of the 5 rings of Miyamoto Musashi.
I like to read books about art as well.
Art? Carravaggio, Bacon, Schiele, mains of the romantics, Michel-Angelo, zen art, Land art, street art, Dusseldorf's school,... many more but I have problems to remember names...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One of the most beautiful thing I've ever saw is the Misu Temple in Kyoto. Just incredible!
A visit marked my life. It's the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The desert in Marroco, cannot say more then it was one of the most incredible things I have experienced... Can't wait to go back.
Simple discovering Ashtanga Yoga. A life change!
Teach, Learn, Share
Open-minded, who likes to share their history, their experiences.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I guess the first thing is food. As a french man, I love to cook (which is not true for every french person but it always surprises me when I meet a french who doesn't cook!).
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, France, Germany, United States