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8 years ago, confronted by the confines of identity building that the current form of society funnels us into, I stopped cold in my tracks one day while walking to take a biology test at a university, realizing that the limited scope of experience offered would not suit my needs.
So I gave everything I owned away and bought a one way plane ticket to the farthest place I could find.
For years I would travel the world and live and work as the people I encountered on this journey did. I was looking for the foundation of human existence and experience. I photographed this journey and wrote down my observations, living out of a backpack and moving from town to town around the world, with chance as my guide. Two years ago, while in Spain, I started sharing these stories and photos, by putting them up on buildings, creating temporary exhibits of world photography, to share a message of a global community and a story of inspiration and faith in chance.
I would leave a giant pasting of a photo that either complimented the image of the town, or fulfilled one that was missing. It became a way to leave a gift to a place that had given to me, and share the message of global community when all to often we only hear the message of global markets. Street pastings around the world.
I would go from city to city doing the exhibits and pastings and filming them. I started editing films that would act as a digital diary, encapsulating my experience in that place and edited to music from a local musician. I have had a couple films go to film festivals. And will be on tour with one such film this fall. Heading to Nova Scotia for the Devour film fest.
I am currently in San Francisco, working out of an art collective, Merchants of Reality. Im looking for grants and possible places to exhibit my work / share this story of global community, and how rather then forcing an identity into the world, letting the world shape one for you can reveal some of its most beautiful secrets.
I am the hanged man! I am the hanged man, coo coo ca chu
You are the Hanged Man
Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.
With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.
The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.
The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.
What Tarot Card are You?Take the Test to Find Out.
You know we live under some hard times and inorder For us to live through these times we need to take serious action. Its time we erdicate the other species that are competing against use for water food and teritory. I don't know about where you live but here in Paradise squirles are encrouching on precious human habitat. Action has to be taken now!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
By far the best couch surfing experince I ahve ever had was when I got to stay at this families house who was a friend of a friend and there friends happend to be cousins with Tom Cruise! I know I know. Ubelivable you say. Well there I was sleeping in the house who had had someone who knew the person who was cousins with Tom Cruise in it!
Anything and everything that presents its self to me. The unfolding process of life.
- film festivals
- working out
Music, Movies, and Books
.Mission: Impossible III (2006) (pre-production) .... Ethan Hunt... aka M:I-3 (2006) (USA: promotional abbreviation) War of the Worlds (2005) (filming)
Collateral (2004) .... Vincent The Last Samurai (2003) ...i wonder if anyone will read this and think, "holy shit this guy is crazy" i sure hope so. Capt. Nathan Algren Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) .... Himself Minority Report (2002) .... Detective John Anderton Space Station (2002) (voice) .... Narrator 74th Annual Academy Awards, The (2002) (TV) .... Speaker: introductory remarks Who is Alan Smithee? (2002) (TV) (uncredited) (archive footage) .... Himself
Vanilla Sky (2001) .... David Aames America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001) (TV) .... Himself
73rd Annual Academy Awards, The (2001) (TV) (uncredited) .... Presenter of Best Director
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) (voice) .... Narrator 2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000) (TV)
Mission Improbable (2000) (TV) .... Himself
... aka Being Tom Cruise (2000) (TV) Mission: Impossible II (2000) .... Ethan Hunt ... aka M:I-2 (2000) (USA: promotional abbreviation) Magnolia (1999) .... Frank T.J. Mackey ... aka mag-no'li-a (1999) (USA: promotional title) Eyes Wide Shut (1999) .... Doctor William 'Bill' Harford... aka EWS (1999) (USA: promotional abbreviation) American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman, The (1999) (TV) .... Himself Junket Whore (1998) .... Himself
Jerry Maguire (1996) .... Jerry Maguire Mission:Impossible (1996) .... Ethan Hunt ... aka Mission Impossible (1996) Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) .... Lestat de Lioncourt ... aka Interview with the Vampire (1994) (USA: short title) Firm, The (1993) .... Mitch McDeere Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You (1992) (V) .... Himself Few Good Men, A (1992) .... Lieutenant Daniel Alistair Kaffee Far and Away (1992) .... Joseph Donnelly American Film Institute Salute to Kirk Douglas, The (1991) (TV) .... Himself
63rd Annual Academy Awards, The (1991) (TV) (uncredited) .... Presenter - Best Director
Days of Thunder (1990) .... Cole Trickle
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) .... Ron Kovic
Rain Man (1988) .... Charlie Babbitt Young Guns (1988) (uncredited) .... Man Who Is Shot Cocktail (1988) .... Brian Flanagan Color of Money, The (1986) .... Vincent Lauria Top Gun (1986) .... Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell Legend (1985) .... Jack All the Right Moves (1983) .... Stefen 'Stef' Djordjevic ... aka All Right (1983) Risky Business (1983) .... Joel Goodson Losin' It (1983) .... Woody Outsiders, The (1983) .... Steve Randle
Taps (1981) .... David Shawn Endless Love (1981) .... Billy.
Tom Cruise dosen't write books so I don't read.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Crawling out of my moms bloody vagina onto planet earth, that was fucking nuts!
Teach, Learn, Share
Use a bannana peal to return house plants leaf luster.
Snapple Fact #183
You can't by the experience of poverty.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Belize, Denmark, France, Honduras, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Guatemala, Ireland, Spain, United States