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  • Fluent in English, Persian (Farsi)
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2006
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About Me


To Burn my Torch as Brightly as Possible!


Talking about myself could also be another way of concealing myself but Just a short Bio wouldn't do much harm I guess :)

Lived my first 10 years in the States and then moved to Iran, and have lived there for almost 20 years now...I see myself as a Citizen of the world, I purely enjoy all the diverse cultures around the world, and I'm willing to explore it as much as I can. I'm also a Documentary Photographer that loves to capture the human condition in all forms...



"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it."

Lou Holtz

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To connect with my fellow beings...to learn from you and share what I learned with others


  • film making
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • art
  • cinema
  • getting lost
  • didgeridoo
  • sustainable living
  • documentary photography
  • listening to stories
  • throat singing
  • jews harp
  • talking to strangers...

Music, Movies, and Books

Music : Mogwai, Godspeed you black emperor, Silver Mount Zion,Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, Mono, God is an Astronaut,...Electronic Music: The Album Leaf,Boards of Canada,Brian eno,Eluvium...

Movies: All Films by Tarkovsky,Bergman,Antonioni, Fellini,Bunuel,John Cassavetes,Kieslowski,Lars Von trier, Mike Figgis,Jim Jarmusch,Coen Bros,David Cronenberg,Amir Naderi,Kiarostami...

Moveies I personally like : Stalker, Taxi Driver, One flew out of the cuckoo's nest,Paris Texas,Breaking the Waves, Straw dogs,The Last Battle,Dead Man walking, Se7en,Sult...

Favourite Writers: Knut hamsun, Herman Hesse, Milan Kundra,Erich Fromm,Raymond Carver,JD Salinger,Samuel Beckett,Albert Camus,...

Iranian classical and contemporary literature like Khayam, Hafiz, Mevlana, Shamloo, Forugh farakhzad,Sadegh Hedayat...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Taking my first breath when coming out of my mothers womb.

Also Falling onto so many paths that begin from the most mundane points but lead to the most unexpected and amazing chain of events and experiences...

Teach, Learn, Share

I have briefly taught photography in Burma in 2014 to young talented photojournalists.
Also in 2018 to young Africans with Albinism, in the largest inland Island of Africa, my story here:


Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Iran, United Arab Emirates, United States

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