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Jean-Philippe Dobrin

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Photographer
  • Bachelor's of Fine Arts
  • From San Francisco Bay Area, California
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About Me


to photograph people and stories that need to be told


Here's a random list about myself

Social activism Cooking soccer Progressive Cusses a lot Skinny tennis Sj sharks ice hockey Photojournalism Museums Jazz Empathy Hapa Raised in the bay area Diners drive ins and dives Super fucking chill Content Healthy Optimistic (positivity = happiness)


Treat everyone with respect, more so if they're older than you.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


visited 22 states (9.77%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android


I'm a photographer that balances between wedding and documentary work. I thrive on meeting new people, experiencing new things and visiting new places.. wouldn't change it for the world. I feel truly blessed to be doing what I love (and making a living doing it). I would eventually like to concentrate on domestic/international stories that can help spur social change and shed light on inequality.

I'm also learning how to cook. Shopping/snacking at farmers markets. Soccer, tennis and managing a small business. I’m really good at sleeping in, spending too much time on the computer, soccer, tennis and chess.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Photographing rural farmers at dawn outside of Lucknow, India.

Listening to the call to prayer and taking in the view from the top of the Uchisar castle near Cappadocia, Turkey

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus, France, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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