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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Art / design
  • Photography
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About Me

I grew up poor in a rich neighborhood in Amsterdam and left nearly six years ago in search of disappointing landscapes. I photograph those, and also animals living in those landscapes. I'm also starting up a more commercial approach to photography, ie. 'selling out'.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have hosted quite a bit in Amsterdam, Taipei and Japan. Simply because I had the space, be it in squats, studios, or sharing a pitched tent in a hail storm. I enjoy meeting up with former guests on their sides of the world, and also picking up recipes.

It was awkward to receive 100+ requests per week in Amsterdam so I made my profile awkward. I now live in a remote area in Japan.


I have volunteered for causes such as Tasmanian Devil habitat restoration and tsunami relief. But I'm not a do-gooder, more a haughty cynic with a camera who ends up in unusual places and roles.

I am trying to learn to play the oboe.

  • interior design
  • acting
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • running
  • traveling
  • survival
  • music
  • camping
  • swimming
  • languages
  • manga

Music, Movies, and Books

I listen to mostly jazz, like Greg Osby, John Coltrane, Wilbur Harden, Sam Rivers, and old ska, like Patsy Todd. I also like Bunny Wailer, Austra, and a lot of hip-hop.

Irreversible, Ag-eo (crocodile), Persona. I enjoyed watching Kill la Kill.

I read a few books by Bret Easton Ellis (I met him), Yukio Mishima, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and magazines that feature Donald Duck. I recently read Elfen Lied and it is now my #1 book.

I support the Orioles and the Pelicans.

I main D.Va

My preferred fashion labels are Helmut Lang and Vivienne Westwood.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming in the rain in Thailand, travelling to Batman in Turkey.

I got lost in a mangrove area in Darwin and saw mudskippers.

Teach, Learn, Share

I show people how to make an Oki Dog. It's a world famous thing from L.A.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some cooking skills (a lot of chilli peppers), stories of debauchery or stories of devotion, fix a tyre.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, China, Iran, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Taiwan

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