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  • Fluent in English
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Photographer
  • BFA
  • From Evanston, Illinois USA
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About Me


Seeing parts of the world I've never seen and meeting people frome eveywhere.


photography portfolio
travel blog
photo blog


I'm a secular humanist.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm open to the possibility of trading photographic portraits or prints for a place to stay (I'm a widely published professional photographer--see web site above).


Art, music, photography, nature, science, religion, politics.

  • arts
  • photography
  • politics
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • music
  • religion
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

A few books I like:

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (Italo Calvino)
Them (Jon Ronson)
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (Carl Sagan)
The Americans (Robert Frank)
The Conversations (Walter Murch)
God: A Biography (Jack Miles)

some fave musicians:

Al Green, The Monks, Nick Lowe, Guided By Voices, Sly & The Family Stone, Jesus Lizard, Captain Beefheart, The Shangri-Las, The Zombies, Devo, Wipers, Talking Heads, John Cale, Sun Ra, Cass McCombs, Cate Le Bon, Stereolab, Nick Drake, Joy Division, The Frogs...

film directors:

Kar Wai Wong, Maya Deren, Sam Fuller, Tati, Sofia Coppola, Scorsese, Fassbinder, Cassavetes, Roman Polanski, Jean-Luc Godard, Errol Morris, Gus Van Sant, Frank Tashlin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Photographing Paul McCartney at his childhood school (Liverpool Institute for Boys) was a memorable experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've been taking photographs for many years, and teach photo workshops in Chicago. I'd be happy to give photo lessons to anyone who hosts me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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