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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • photographer
  • yeah, i went to college then two universities in England ...
  • From Nottingham, UK
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

meet people i didn't know before

ABOUT ME

i'm 30, alive and well and being a photographer in the city of London. life is good, summer is [almost] here.

PHILOSOPHY

the bit where Carlo Marx asks Sal Paradise: "Whither goest thou America, in thy shiny car, in the night"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Willing to have people to stay. i just moved into a bigger place around the East End of London. It's an old school building i use as a studio with tonnes of space and no bills!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None so far via this website although life has provided many couch surfs.

Interests

photography. landscape both natural and built. fly-fishing. latin america. reggae music, latin american cross-over reggae. jamaican football. shane meadows english film director. Eastern European festivals. crazy golf. lucy ridgard. good denim. old things that work better than new ones. black and white process. african portrait photography from the 1940's to the 1970's.

  • architecture
  • photography
  • festivals
  • flying
  • socializing
  • music
  • reggae music
  • fishing
  • soccer
  • golf
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Midnight Cowboy. Rockers. Memorias del subdesarollo. the character of Arturo Baldini created by John Fante. anything by Hemmmigway. magazines Carls Cars, Colors, Trace. 70's reggae.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

For a week in 2005 i went to Serbia for the Exit festival. I saw grand architecture in Budapest with the finery of European history etched into its stone. I saw skate-kids with gypsy styling, I saw monochrome pylons tragically alone in the river where NATO bombed the bridges in the 90's. I talked to people and they described their city and were honest about their prejudices and loves. I saw fools gold in the river, the New and the Old Europe collide and then, at 8am in the morning after a wild night at the festival i saw the blue light of dawn over the mighty Danube at Novi Sad and i didn't want to leave.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cuba, United Kingdom

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