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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning German
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Masters Student
  • MA
  • From Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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About Me

I'm a masters student at the University of Munster. I'm studying Visual Anthropology. I've worked the past few years as a documentary filmmaker. I'm currently living in Berlin, but recently I spent the last five years living and working in Tokyo, Japan. I'm from Colorado, USA originally.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because I'm a masters student and I'm poor :( But I also like the idea of a community that helps others, paying it forward. And if you have a cat or a dog, I really want to make friends with them.

Interests

I'm focusing on filmmaking now, but I started with analog photography and it's still one of my passions. I'm also an avid cyclist, especially mountain biking. I'm from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, so I'm generally interested in mountain sports and activities.

If you'd like to see a sample of my photos: http://mnemephoto.com/
If you'd like to see some of the film productions I've worked on: http://jauntyfilms.com/
My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mnemephoto/?hl=en

  • cats
  • dogs
  • photography
  • film making
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • anthropology
  • films
  • mountain biking
  • cinema
  • film photography
  • film
  • cinematography
  • cultural anthropology
  • analog photography
  • documentary photography
  • analogue photography
  • documentary film
  • watching documentaries

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Mogwai, Unwound, Volplane, Do Make Say Think, Pinback, Vaz, Chad Vangaalen , Phantogram, etc...

Films: Half Nelson, Last Life in the Universe, Boogie Nights, No Country for Old men, Moon... actually really any movie made by P.T. Anderson, or most movies made by the Cohen Brothers.

Books: Cormac McCarthy, George Orwell, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, etc...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in Japan for 9.5 years (5 years in Tokyo, 3 years in Sapporo, 1 year in Chiba, and 6 months in Kawasaki).

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can help you to take better photos. And I can probably fix your bicycle.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Japan, United States

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