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  • 41 references 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, Czech, German, Portuguese
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Lighting technician for music show and movie
  • Movie making and lighting design
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About Me


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I am French guy , very frendly easy going, I love meeting and sharing ideas with people and practice language exchange like to be enjoying what I always do, life is short and we must seize to the maximum. I love tennis , snowboarding , surfing skating travel and cine .I studied communication and psychology in Paris and movie making in Madrid . i worked 5 years as social worker in a school with children , i worked also in IBM during 2 years in Czech Republic,i worked in a french research center in Oxford as Webmaster La Maison Française d'Oxford now I work in an Artistic research center very famous in Madrid Casa de Velázquez as IT specialist, organizing cultural events exhibition concerts...I am interested in Cinema , Experimental music and photo of travel.I practice photo when i have free time and i enjoy shootings movie i participate in 19 short-film , 4 movies in Madrid and won 3 adward in 2 festival, i ve shooted movie that will be presented to the festival of Sitge in October .i worked as photografer at the Festival Cine Latino in Toulouse , Film festival Resistance and Aurillac street art festival as member of the crew .I am living in a studio in the center of Toulouse 20 minutes from city center .


«Nowhere one goes will one ever be away enough from wherever one was.»

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participe in couchsurfing meeting people in language exchange.And in hosting people for visting my city.I made Couchsurfing in Romania and Mali, living with the Dogon tribe in the Village of Bandiagara, Russia and Indonesia.


Couchsurfing meeting in Madrid , Party and language people


Travel , sports surfing ,photo of travel, nature ecology,observ sundown stars and the moon, painting, music, salsa, brasilan music,foro, choro, bachata , hiking , cave and sea diving, mexican food, screenplay writting, reading, Poetry ,Slam, Philosphy oriental Krisnamourti and French Philosophy Exitensialisme ,yoga Constructivism Bourdieu ,Post-structuralism,Deleuze,Foucault, Lacan, Noam Chomsky French Literature Armand Gatti Edmond Jabes, Theatre Stanislavsky,Journalism ,Politics and Ecology politics , American independant rock music, Hip Hop, Music Festival , Pop Art Banksy, Cultural Studies and History

  • arts
  • culture
  • literature
  • photography
  • concerts
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • mexican food
  • walking
  • partying
  • boating
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • jazz
  • rock music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • sports
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • ecology
  • social work
  • language exchange
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Balkan Transit, Belle and Sebastien, Kronos Quartet, Vengo Tony Gatlif, Doillon , To rococo rot, David Mamet, Kerouac,Aldous Huxley, Carlos Castaneda, Nicolas Bouvier L'Usage du Monde Terrence Malik, Hitchcok ,Henry Miller, Le Fanfaron , Arto Lindsay , Fred Frith , Iva Bitova , Louis CalaferteDevo,A Confederacy of Dunces, Woody Allen, Glauber Rocha .One year in the merde.Aki Kaurismaki La vie de Bohéme.Amores perros.Joshua Logan La kermesse de l'ouest, yann Tiersen, Sam Peckinpah, The wild bunch Dancer in the dark;Xavier Dolan ,Lambshop, Daniel Jonhston. Michel Leiris Afrique Fantome,Alfred Jarry Pink Floyd, Pixies,Joy Divsion, Ramones, Bilt to spill, Richie Hawtin, Miss Kittin, Tracteur, Dj Yoda The Kinks, Kavinsky, Pan american ,Drum and Bass Ed Rush,Doo Rag Tery Riley RagSclavis Texier Romano, Emmanuel Mouret ,Collin Thubron Among Russians, Siberia . Gummo , Verlaine ,Baudelaire , Apolinaire,Thoreau. La plantéte verte Caroline Cellier, Once ,Julio Medem, Wim wenders Paris Texas.Photographer Ed templeton , Ricky Davila, Joel Meyerowitch, Garcia-Alix, Bernard Plossu, Bruce Davidson,Hannah Starkey Robert Creeley

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Living in the Street in India without money like an intouchblable in the skin of an intouchable.Traveling alone in all Eastern European and Balkans country in Winter during 4 months with -30 degrees.Living in Carpathian village in Ukrain.Traveling in Danube Delta end of europe in Winter and obser nature Ukrain.Visiting Tunel of Love in Ukrain and meet endless love with beautiful ukranian girl. Crossing Senegal till Mali in the slower train of the world.Living of fishing on the Senegal cost with local people.Hiking in Dogon villages with 45 degre and be getting closer of the Hell.Living with a tribe in Mali.Take the train of the Death and the road of the Death most dangerous road of the world in Bolivia , travel in the Salar of yuni.Riding a Dromadere in India make boat il the Ganges in Benares the most sacred river.Visit the Taj Mahal Snowboarding Volcan in Patagonie.Snowboarding in Austria Tyrol , France alpen , in Patagonia .Surfing in Brasil .Make boat with Baleins in Peninsule Valdes.Visiting the Effel Tower.Going inside the Sixtine Chapel in Roma.Travel island to island in Croatia.Visiting painted Monastery in Bucovine.Living with farmers in Romania.Crossed border of Transnistria, the most unknow country
Taken the train in the cloud in Argentina.Make boat in Tierra del Fuego from Ushuaia and discover the end of the world.Traveling in all village of Altiplano between Argentina y Bolivia .Crossed the North east of Brazil.Watching a football game in Maracanha bigest stadium.of the world.Hiking the andes cordillera in Bolivia and observ pink flamingo.Swimming in Thermal water in Bolivia.Observ the bigest waterfall of the world in Chapada Diamantina Brazil .Falling in Love in Mexico DF and write a whole movie at the return about this Love story "7 Days in DF".Surfing the mexican Tube in puerto escondido , one of the best wave of the world .Diving with shark in Caraibeen.Living in the Lacondonian jungle in Mexico and observ crocodiles.Diving in Cave in Mexico most beautiful underworld.Watching the sunrise in a village of indenosia.Traveling by car in Western american national park Moab UTAH and meet Mormons people, Arizona Yosemite Death Valley , Colorado, Grand Canyon , surfing and skating in Venice Beach , amazing placeto stay , on steps of Roswell in New Mexico , visiting White Sand National park in New Mexico.Visting amazing painting gallery in Santa Fe .Visiting hollywood Blv and Beverly Hills and meet his great stars.Gambling in Las Vegas Listening Jazz in Denver's bar Colorado

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach how to cook french food my speciality is "Quiche Lorraine Fondue, Poulet Basquaise, Ossobuco Crépes au blé noir gratin dauphinois Pot-au-feu,in wine also "Bordeaux Saint estephe , Graves , Bourgogne , Rioja, Champagne Moet" , how to make photo movie, writting screenplay and snowboard

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good conversation, sunset near the river of Toulouse, good food good wine and good dance party

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, France, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom

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