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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
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