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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Freelance Cinematography, Motion Picture Lighting and Pho...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Evolving

ABOUT ME

Its easier to talk than write about oneself. I'm an image maker, a father, a humanist, an animal lover, a traveller when i can, a nature lover, a voice of outrage at the attrocoities of this world, an adventure seeker and a couch philosopher. Thats the brief outline i leave it to others to sketch in the details as they see them.

PHILOSOPHY

Treat others with the same respect you would expect yourself and remember to be kind and to be grateful. I believe that all things return to a state of balance or at least equilibrium in the end and that life offers us a chance to define that balance for ourselves.
Becoming a parent redefined my sense of myself and my reason for existence. I have faith still, some would call it hope that the human race can pull itself out of this tail spin we are in and attain the promise that lies at the heart of being human and with that i am an optimist as well.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have an office where i can pop down a comfy mattress on the floor. Guests welcome.

Interests

Photography & Cinematography, Cinema, Guitar, Yoga, Hiking, Travelling, Writing, Beaching misc other stuff...

  • animals
  • writing
  • photography
  • yoga
  • movies
  • traveling
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • philosophy

Music, Movies, and Books

So Many Films here is a sampler:
The Wages of Fear, 2001 Space Oddysey, Kiss Me deadly, Millers Crossing, Bound, I Am Cuba, Blood Simple, The Lives Of Others, Carlitos Way, Old Boy, Night Of The Hunter, Blue Velvet, Dead Man, Before The Rain, Lost Highway, Brazil, Ghostdog, Ninja Scroll, Kill Bill, O Brother Where Art Thou, I Kina spiser de hunde (In China they eat dogs), Come And See, No Country For Old Men, Koyannisqatsi, Spinal Tap, Monty Pythons Holy Grail, Ghost In The Shell, Being John Malkovich, Drowning By Numbers, The Draughtmans Contract, Amelie, Heavenly Creatures, Children Of Men, The last temptation Of Christ, The City Of Lost Children, Magnolia, Syriana, Goodnight and Good Luck, Amelie, Forgotten Silver

Music is sometimes easier to say what i don't like: Lately been listening to: Portishead, Nick Cave, The Mars Volta, Comets On Fire, Roots Manuva, The Little Bushmen, Rhombus, Toots and The Maytals, Various Dub and Reggae, Pitch Black, Lila Downes, PJ Harvey...and on just an eclectic mash up really.

Read recently: The Vintners Luck, The life of Pi and am reading Shantaram at the moment. Love the books of Peter Carey, Bill Bryson, Don Delillo...don't read a much as i used to or as much as i'd like to...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The birth of my daughter. The most amazing thing I have ever seen!

Teach, Learn, Share

I have alot of arcane photographic and cinema lighting information. Its my job so i guess it just sticks.
I'm keen on swapping good knots with anyone who has a few to share and information and techniques for rigging. I know a little but could learn alot.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, France, Laos, Samoa, Thailand, Vanuatu

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand

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