Irina Sarnetskaya

Oakland, California, United States

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  • Photographer; Creative type, Real Estate agent, Teacher
  • AAS and BFA in Photography from Fashion Institute of Tech...
  • From Riga, Latvia
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About Me


San Francisco, hello!



...checking out the clouds while floating on still waters and breathing deeply.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I can show you around, teach you about photography, and tell you bizarre stories.
I've also helped host in my current residence.
I cook for my lovely hosts. I can also bake for you.


I've couch surfed in NY quite a bit - bit of a night owl and tend to stay on the couch when trains start running less frequently.
Also couch surfed in Jamaica and a little bit in Israel


Looking, Seeing, Viewing, Listening, Touching, Feeling, Dancing, reading, creating, giving out free Metrocard swipes, Laughter, Dance, Climax, psychedelia, abstract Surrealism, Photography, Film, Body paint, Mixed Media, images-icons, paradoxes, , screen printing, book making, Earth, Color, Geometry, Animals, fashion, theology - philosophy, Aerial Acrobatics

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Reggae, Afro-Carribean, Percussion, Drum And Bass, Jungle, World, Classical, and sweet mixes of all of the above.
Favorite TV Shows:
Soviet cartoons, Family Guy, The Joy Of Painting With Bob Ross
Favorite Movies:

Barbara Broadcast, Clockwork Orange, Fight Club, Full Metal Jacket, K Pax, Irreversible, Last Tango in Paris, Memento, Napoleon Dynamite, Natural Born Killers, Run Lola Run, Pi, Pulp Fiction
Favorite Books:
Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Herman Hesse, Haruki Murakami, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Anne Rice, JK Rowling, Oscar Wilde

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Hundreds of people spinning fire poi at the same time (Burning Man 06)
- Hung upside down from a circus rope for the first time

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about:
- Cooking and baking
- Photography (digital and analog)
- Film
- Make chainmail
- Paint on just about any surface, including bodies

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Dominican Republic

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Jamaica, Latvia, United States

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