Kat Jarvis

Long Beach, CA, United States

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  • cinematographer/ photography/ collage artist
  • B.A. in Cinematography, UVA
  • From Fairfax, Virginia
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About Me


"To film, explore, love & make art"


I'm a filmmaker/finearts model/ life travler/ artist living in Long Beach, CA. I love to explore everything, everywhere & everyone. I love making art and modeling/taking photos. I'm an avid show goer, and enjoy all kinds of music. I'm always down to go to a show, hike, explore, bar hop, skinny dip, camp, etc.


"America, when will you take off your clothes and be human?"- Ginsberg

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


hosting CSr's in Portland & Long Beach, going to weekly meetings, Couchsurfed in U.S., Mexico, and Japan


I have had only amazing Couchsurfing experiences so far, meeting a variety of open-minded, fun, adventurous people along the way.


Film-making, experimental films, exploring new places, naturism, independent coffee shops, biking, performance art, hula hooping, traveling, spontaneity, hot springs, winter camping, hiking, meeting new people, urban exploration, writing, watching films, making art! burlesque, cabaret, photo excursions

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: campy 80's movies, experimental films,
Godard, Aronofsky, Cronenberg, John Waters, Linklater, Troma Films, Maya Deren, Something Weird films, Herschell Gordon Lewis, "True Romance," Tarantino, "Wild at Heart," "Buffalo'66," Derek Jarman, Peter Jackson, Stan Brakhage, Dziga Vertov, Jodorowsky, "Down By Law," Jim Jarmusch, "Stranger Than Paradise," Sexploitation films, "Lost Highway," David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Kurosawa, Almodóvar, Guillermo Gomez Pena

Music: Depeche Mode, J Dilla, La Unión, Los Prisioneros, Aterciopelados, Neon Indian, Santigold, Single, Soda Stereo, The Smiths, Caifanes, Billy Idol, Washed Out, Broadcast, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Roy Orbison, Bronski Beats, Tom Waits, J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Erik Satie, Philip Glass, Crystal Castles, Bassnectar

Books: "Close to the Knives" Wojnarowicz, "Tropic of Cancer", "Nexus," "Wisdom of the Heart" Henry Miller, William Burroughs, Tom Robbins, Nabokav, "House of Leaves", Anais Nin, Ayn Rand, Bukowski, Foucault, Marquis De Sade, Ginsberg, Baudrillard, "Ways of Seeing," "Notes From the Underground," Oliver Sacks, Gabriel García Márquez

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Natural Beauty: Bagby Hot Springs, Mount Hood, Smith Rock, Joshua Tree National Park. The Salton Sea & Slab City, Niland, California. The Mojave Desert. Sequoia National Park. CicLAvia, World Naked Bike Ride L.A. Tijuana & Ensenada Mexico. Ojai. Teotihuacan. Chichen Itza. Cenotes in Cuzama. Buckeye Hot Springs. Travertine Hot Springs. Burning Man 2011 & 2012.

Teach, Learn, Share

Photography, Cinema, Film

Countries I’ve Visited

Japan, Mexico

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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